David Gamez

Director of Content Development at CNN

  • Atlanta GA

Work History

Work History

Director of Content Development/Executive Producer

CNN en Español-Turner Broadcasting System - atlanta, georgia
Dec 2010 - Present
  • Create concepts for television programs, including digital strategy.
  • Manage CNN en Español's production team, and create content strategies, either for same day or for future coverages and or features.
  • Oversee all aspects of production, with an emphasis on branding, making sure the product being developed is relevant to our audience in Latin America, Mexico and the United States Latino market. Work hand in hand with our digital, promotions, PR, programming and sales team.
  • Responsible for the budget of production teams, as well as the hiring process, coaching, and development

Executive Producer

Spanish Broadcasting System - Mega TV - Miami, Florida
Jan 2006 - Dec 2010
  • Created and managed budget, handled rundown, editorial, and all production aspects of Los Implicados(News talk show where current events are discussed with a unique point of view), Paparazzi Magazine(Entertainment News), Esta Noche Tu Night(Prime time daily entertainment show with a late night format), and Handyman(Emmy winner Reality Home Décor show with a twist of comedy).
  • Also, as Line Producer, handled rundown, concept, time guidelines, supervised script writing, pre and post production of Polos Opuestos with Maria Elvira Salazar (Politics talk show), Desvelados (Live late night), Noticero (Comedy News), and Zona Cero (Live late night)
  • Successfully managed a staff of at least 10 employees in each of these shows.

Creative Consultant/General Producer

Ecuavisa - Quito, Ecuador
Jan 2004 - Dec 2005
  • Implemented production strategies to improve the image and content quality of Pozo Millonario (A game show developed for the national lottery), and Niño Esperanza (a 6-hour-long special that raises funds for children with special needs, created with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF)
  • Worked directly with the advertising agency to create marketing campaigns. Created, developed and conceptualized independent projects for the production department in the following genres: late nights, realities, game shows, special events and entertainment in general.
  •  Managed budget, supervised and directed all production aspects including image and content quality, castings, prizes, rundowns, scripts, promotions and all creative elements for La Rueda de la Fortuna(A franchise of The Wheel of Fortune from King World Entertainment, CBS Int'l) Supervised a staff of up to 20 employees.

Post Production Supervisor

Jan 1997 - Jan 2003
  • Handled promotions, graphics, traffic, on-line, and master control matters of the shows.
  • Handled rundown, time guidelines, and post production of various shows, such as Los Metiches (Prime time comedy show), Gran Blablazo(Prime time game show), A Millon (Prime time game show), Blablazo (Daily Game Show), and special collaboration with other shows such as El Escandalo TV(Afternoon Entertainment Magazine), Caliente(Weekend variety show), and other entertainment pilots.



B.A, International Communications

Lynn University
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998
  • Received Academic honors in the years 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
  • Worked in College Radio, was one of the senators for the Multicultural Club, collaborated with the newspaper.
  • Recipient of the Presidential Scholarship from 1995 – 1998 and selected for the All-american scholar program which recognizes excellence among America's students.

Activities and Societies: Multicultural Club

Honors and awards

Emmy Award National                                                                                                                                                                                                                 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences                    "Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish for Panorama Mundial"                                                                                     September 2014

Emmy Award Nomination                                                                                                                                                                                        National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences             Outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in Spanish for Pope Francis election                                                                     September 2014

Emmy Award National                                                                                                                                                                                       Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences                               Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards for Clix                                                    June 2014

Suncoast Chapter Emmy                                                                                                                                                                                 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)                                                                                                                           Executive producer for the award winning program Handyman in the category of On Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator / Broadcast/Cablecast Achievement and Nominee in the Business/Consumer – Program category with Handyman (2007) at the Suncoast regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) that represents Florida, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   November 2007

Golden Palms Award                                                                                                                                                                                                       = National Journalist Association of Mexico“Palmas de Oro” Award (2002-03) presented by the National Journalist Association of Mexico to Los Metiches, as the Best International Show.                                                                                                                                                 April 2003

Golden Mike                                                                                                                                                                                                             (RTNA)Radio and Television News Media Association of Southern California                                                                                                 July 2000

Line Producer for El Censazo (The show was the winner of the Golden Mike presented by RTNA, Radio and Television News Media Association of Southern California)                                                                                                                                                             Summer 2000

Producer of the year                                                                                                                                                                                                 Univision (Project Development Department)                                                                                                                                                   Producer of the Year for El Gran Blablazo at Univision Network 2000                                                                                                     December 2000

Producer of the year                                                                                                                                                                                                Univision (Project Development Department)                                                                                                                                                   Producer of the Year for El Blablazo and Super Blablazo at Univision Network (1998)                                                                   December 1998