January 7, 2014 |
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV as a senior advisor to help the 4-year-old television network gain traction. The network, based in Burbank, is banking on Villaraigosa to give it greater visibility and pull in additional advertising dollars to better compete with established giants, including Univision Communications and NBCUniversal's Telemundo. Estrella TV becomes the latest employer of Villaraigosa since he departed City Hall last summer.
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October 25, 2013 |
This just in: Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been hired to replace Dodger manager Don Mattingly and will also take over as West Coast adviser for Cheetos. In other new jobs Villaraigosa has lined up on his recent cash acquisition sprint, he will become weekend weather anchor on KCAL-9 beginning Saturday, and also help manage the fallout from the Bank of America mortgage fraud judgment. OK, I made it all up. But I almost didn't have to. USC announced Friday that Villaraigosa will be a part-time professor, the news coming the same week as the announcement that Villaraigosa will be an advisor to the global PR firm Edelman.
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October 25, 2013 |
Add one more job to the already busy schedule of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- this one at USC. Villaraigosa has been appointed a part-time professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and will focus on such issues as state government, planning and transportation, USC officials announced Friday. In his new role, Villaraigosa is expected to lecture to undergraduate and graduate students and lead a new think tank called “the USC Villaraigosa Initiative for Restoring the California Dream,” which will sponsor forums and reports on major policy issues, according to the school.
October 23, 2013 |
It looks like former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who we heard was intent on keeping his political options open when he left City Hall this summer -- a run for governor was mentioned -- has instead decided to go for the money. The question is how many conflicts of interest this onetime rising Democratic star can juggle at once. Villaraigosa's newest deal is an advisory contract with the big public relations firm Edelman. That's curious, because Edelman also handles PR for hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has been on a months-long campaign to bring down the Los Angeles multilevel marketing firm Herbalife Ltd. -- where Villaraigosa is also a paid advisor.
October 22, 2013 |
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa landed a new job Tuesday as an advisor to global public relations firm Edelman. One person surprised by the news was Bill Ackman, who has employed Edelman in his well-publicized campaign against Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd., which he says operates an illegal pyramid scheme. In September, Villaraigosa took a job as an advisor to Herbalife, praising the company for its "strong presence within the Latino community.
October 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is taking on another job, and this time it is not at an embattled multilevel marketing company. Villaraigosa is the newest senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Washington-based think tank announced Monday. His role there will be to help develop proposals on infrastructure investment, education and immigration reform. “At a time when our government has been shut down and Washington is mired in a partisan meltdown, I couldn't be prouder to work with an organization that works with both Democrats and Republicans to move our government and nation forward,” the former mayor said in a statement.