When Roberto Vizcón was earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida, he was active in a club called the Cuban American Students Association.
Among the Latino student population, there were “mostly Cubans at UF back in the late ’70s,” Vizcón recalled. “We would hold salsa dances at the Tanglewood Married Housing Rec Room.”
Vizcón graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications in 1979 “the last year it was under the stadium.”
He’s held a variety of journalism jobs throughout his career and today he is vice president of news for WTMO, an NBC Telemundo station in Orlando.
His journalism experience includes news director at WLTV Noticias 23 in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, general manager of WGEN-TV in Miami, News Director of Telemundo’s WSCV-51 in Miami, general manager at WTMO Telemundo and news director of Univision in Puerto Rico.
He began his career in 1979 after graduating from UF as a news producer/reporter for WQBA AM/FM Radio in Miami.
Vizcón was honored in 2013 with the Silver Circle Awards, given out by the Sun Coast Chapter of the National Academy of Telelvision Arts and Sciences.
“My career has been good,” Vizcón said. “You know like any career, it has had its ups and downs, but I still cherish the years at UF as one of the best in my life.”