HernandezBelinda Hernandez is an Emmy Award winning executive producer who successfully transitioned from journalism to the business side of broadcasting four years ago.  She is currently Senior Director of Sales & Affiliate Relations for CNN Newsource, CNN’s subscription based content and news services provider for more than 900 domestic television and newspaper affiliates.  Hernandez is responsible for sales of CNN Newsource’s core service, wire content, and new products.  She is also responsible for identifying new business, negotiating contracts and managing long-term relationships between CNN and clients.

Prior to joining the network at its world headquarters in Atlanta, Hernandez held the position of Assignment Manager at the CNN Gulf Coast Bureau in New Orleans, where she oversaw day-to-day operations, managed a team of correspondents and producers, and coordinated logistical and editorial needs for broadcasts such as Anderson Cooper 360.

Hernandez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans.  She graduated from Kennesaw State’s Executive MBA program in 2013 and was also recognized as the class University Scholar.  She is a marathon runner, triathlete and certified spinning instructor and enjoys working out in her spare time