Vice-President and General Manager
Carlos S. Fernandez has accumulated 40-plus years of experience in various aspects of broadcasting, from station management to strategic consulting.
As the Vice-President and General Manager for Quincy Broadcasting, Carlos oversees the day-to-day operations of WGEM stations. This comprises of NBC, FOX, and CW television stations and radio stations 105 FM (NewsTalk) and ESPN AM 1440/98.9 FM (Sports), as well as a website and mobile platforms that serves all five units. He has been in Quincy since October 2007.
Carlos’ broadcast career began with Stauffer Communications in Topeka, Kansas. From his start as a studio camera operator, he was promoted over his first 13 years to oversee various aspects of the operation, which eventually led him to his first role as station manager in Columbia, Missouri – a post he held for eight years.
In addition to his work in broadcasting, Carlos was also a lead sports cinematographer for NCAA Productions for over 11 years during which time he worked on filming college football games for a weekly program that aired on ABC and was part of the production team that produced the official film of the NCAA’s Final Four tournaments. He also worked on a number of live television events for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and TVS.
Carlos has been actively involved in professional and community organizations throughout his career including terms on the ABC Affiliates Board (where he served as Treasurer), President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board Member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Missouri Broadcasters Association. In Quincy he has been a co-founder and the Chairman of the Great River Honor Flight Board whose mission is to honor veterans from past conflicts with a free flight to see their memorials in Washington, DC.
Mr. Fernandez attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and has an undergraduate degree in Communications Art.