FSN Names Steve Tello SVP and GM of FSN Houston

Steve Tello, a senior media executive with more than 30 years of experience
in television management, has been named to the newly created position of
Senior Vice President and General Manager, FSN Houston.

Tello will be responsible for all aspects of FSN Houston
’s
business, including programming, production, advertising sales, marketing, and
team relations. He will also be charged with managing the growth of the
network, which launched as a separately branded service in 2005. FSN Houston
showcases 130 Astros and 60 Rockets telecasts in addition to Houston Texans programming
and collegiate events from the Big 12 Conference,
University of Texas,
and Texas A&M.
“FSN
’s goal is to be the
home of Houston
’s sports teams, and they and their fans
will be served by a proven, energetic, passionate leader in Houston 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week,
” said Jeff Krolik, Executive Vice
President, Fox Sports Regional Networks.
“I am
confident Steve
’s presence in
Houston will elevate FSN Houston and its team
partners to new heights.

Added Krolik:
“Steve brings a wealth of television
management experience to this position. He also has been an innovative
programmer and producer throughout his career and is held in high regard by
former team partners and business associates. He will be a tremendous asset to
FSN in
Houston.

“There is no doubt that
Houston sports fans are passionate about
their teams,
” said Tello.
“Getting
the opportunity to build a strong television platform for the fans to get close
to the teams and games is exciting. I look forward to working closely with the
front offices of the
Houston
teams as we build this regional sports network.

Tello joins FSN Houston after serving as general manager of FSN Pittsburgh
since 2004. Previously, he spent six years at Fox Sports Net in
Los Angeles, where he was
responsible for overseeing the creation and development of a variety of FSN
’s original national and local sports programming. Prior to
joining FSN, Tello was president of the broadcast and production units of Speer
Communications based in
Washington,
D.C. and
Nashville,
TN, which included WNAB-TV.
Previously, Tello enjoyed a distinguished career at ABC News, where he last
served as a senior producer for ABC News

World
News Tonight with Peter Jennings, coordinating special event coverage for
Europe,
Russia, and
South Africa.
Some of Tello
’s most prominent assignments included
the release of Nelson Mandela, interviews with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein,
and the end of communism in the former Soviet Union and
Eastern
Europe.

A native of
Miami,
Florida,
Tello is a graduate of
Florida
International University
and was recently given the Distinguished Alumni Award for his continuing
contributions to the program. Tello has garnered a variety of honors throughout
his career, including seven Emmy Awards, multiple Associated Press TV Awards, and
a UPI Overseas Press Award. Tello has also served on many civic and community
service boards throughout his career.