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FNN News Network Names Mellissa Thomas, Orlando Casiano, Jannese Garcia, and D’Angelo Rosario to New Leadership Roles

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Founder, President and CEO of FNN News Network and Florida National News J. Willie David, III announced today key leadership appointments across FNN News Network’s operations, advertising sales, Español marketing, and corporate business development, effective immediately.
FNN News Network houses the flagship media outlet, Florida National News, and its portfolio continues to grow. Subsidiaries will include online and print publications. Current projects under development include FNN Sports, FNN Sports Network, and the addition of a Hispanic arm: Florida National News Español and FNN News Network Español.
“We are thrilled to welcome our new directors to the FNN News Network leadership team,” said David. “It’s important to us that we expand to reach the Hispanic audience and also ramp up opportunities for advertising, sponsorship, and strategic partnerships. Our vision is vast, and we look forward to working with our new leaders as they collectively bring new insight and entrepreneurial spirit to the network.”
“I’m excited to work closely with our four new leaders,” said FNN News Network Vice President of Production & Programming Jennifer Rosario de Casiano. “They strongly believe in the FNN NEWS brand and bring great ideas to the table to enhance our network’s value–for our viewers, advertisers and sponsors.”

The New Appointments

Mellissa Thomas | Managing Director, FNN News Network

While maintaining her role as Editor at Florida National News, Thomas will oversee the operations of the FNN News Network across all verticals, including web content, programming and talent management, and print.

Orlando Casiano | Director, Advertising Sales
Florida National News and FNN News Network

Casiano will lead strategic sales planning across Florida National News and FNN News Network’s network partnerships, ad sales research, and marketplace image in order to bring value to clients’ brands.

Jannese Garcia | Director, Corporate Business Development
Florida National News and FNN News Network

Garcia will oversee all aspects of Florida National News’s and FNN News Network’s business development process. She will work closely with both leadership teams to set new business strategies and then execute with support from all network departments. In addition to identifying and preparing for pitch opportunities, she will help market the network through its websites, social media, networking events, and other avenues.

D’Angelo Rosario | Director, Florida National News Español and FNN News Network Español

Rosario will spearhead the formation of the FNN News Network Español and Florida National News Español teams. He will oversee the operations, news coverage, promotion and marketing of the FNN NEWS brand to the Hispanic market.

David, who has been an advocate for the Hispanic community for over 30 years, sees the formation of the network’s Spanish-speaking arm as a logical next step. “The FNN NEWS brand is committed to diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the cameras as well in leadership,” David shared. We strive to provide the best news, sports, and entertainment coverage to the communities we service.”

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