Marilu Galvez is president and general manager of ABC7/WABC-TV New York, the No. 1 station in the country, and has overall management responsibility for WABC-TV and its ancillary businesses.
Galvez most recently served as vice president of Community Engagement and Development for WABC-TV and committee lead for the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Networks’ Diversity Equity and Inclusion team. She was responsible for community outreach efforts and for growing relationships with key service organizations in the tri-state area. She successfully aligned news, programming, marketing and on-air talent with cause-related events and campaigns, and leveraged opportunities with advertiser support. Through strategy and innovation, her leadership has helped expand and elevate a multicultural presence at the station.
Galvez will remain the Diversity Equity Inclusion executive champion and continue to help unify DEI efforts across Networks – ABC, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Channel, ESPN, FX, Freeform and National Geographic – with a focus on the company’s key strategic pillars. Prior to serving as Networks’ DEI lead, she was the committee lead for OTV Belong, the diversity and inclusion team for ABC Owned Television Stations.
She is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was named one of the Top 10 Latina Corporate Executives of the Year by LATINA Style in 2019.
Prior to joining WABC in 2001, Galvez worked as a production assistant and assignment editor at Telemundo, an assignment editor at WNYW and an assignment manager at WNBC.
Galvez received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College in 2021. She is a board member for the nonprofit humanitarian organization American Red Cross and the nonprofit STOMP OUT Bullying. She is also a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, WABC anchor Sade Baderinwa’s Get Reel Foundation and all of Disney’s VoluntEars program initiatives.