Eduardo Fernandez '84, has built a successful television career since leaving CMU. He now is vice president and general manager at WSNS Telemundo Chicago, an NBC owned and operated station in the nation’s third largest market.
Tonight CMU honors Ed with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Prior to joining WSNS, Ed worked at WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids for 10 years, most recently as vice president and general manager. He got his start at WZZM-TV and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids.
In 2001 he received the Robert R. McCormick Fellowship Initiative, which is awarded to minority media professionals for executive development. He also was selected by the Grand Rapids Business Journal for its 2002 “Forty Under Forty” report, featuring key community leaders in the greater West Michigan area.
Ed has continually offered support to CMU and the Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Department, serving as a guest lecturer and resource professional, and he serves on the BCA Alumni Advisory Board. He also has served as an active member of the Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter and the President’s Grand Rapids Advisory Board.