Teri Arvesu is the VP of Content for Univision Chicago: overseeing the station’s News & Creative Services department and driving strategy for content across platforms, messaging and solutions for both internal & external clients. In 2016, she was named in Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 and in 2017 Chicago Magazine Emerging Leaders.
In 2018, Teri completed National Association of Broadcaster Leadership Development Program, which educates media executives on station ownership. Teri holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master of Science in Management. In 2007, she was selected to be a McCormick Tribune Fellow through the Northwestern University.
Under her leadership Univision Chicago became the first Spanish language television station in that market to be awarded the Emmy for Best Evening Newscast. She is recipient of an Edward R. Murrow, 13 Emmy Awards and 2 Lisagor Awards.
She founded a fellowship with DePaul and the McCormick Foundation to train high school and college Latinos interested in media and in 2015 launched the first Chicago radio show for bilingual millennials by bilingual millennials. She is the Executive Producer of 3 documentaries. She has produced several political debates.
At the Telemundo, she launched the local and national AM & Weekend Newscasts. Much of her career Teri has been asked to pioneer and launch new content efforts across media platforms and has a keen sensibility to forge partnerships that maximize opportunities for all stakeholders. She is recognized often for her intrapreneurial and startup spirit.
Teri serves on the Chicago Ideas Brain Trust, DePaul College of Communication Dean’s Advisory Council and the National Academy of Arts & Television Midwest Chapter Board. She previously served on FL NATAS Chapterand on the Chicago Headline Club Board. She is a mentor at 1871 incubator. She is a co-founder and chair of Univision Miami & Chicago Women’s Leadership Council. She is a member of the prestigious Chicago Network.