Brian Hopman is Regional Director of Broadcast Markets, Latin America & Southeastern U.S. for The Associated Press.
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In his role with AP, Hopman manages the news organization's business with broadcasters in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Hispanic markets, including key customers such as Univision, Telemundo, Televisa, TV Azteca, and TV Globo.
Hopman helps shape the AP's
strategy and advises on the development of products for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets.
For five consecutive years, Hopman
has won achievement awards for exceeding goals, and in 2008 he
won AP's Bart Swenson Award for being the top achiever in the division.
He joined AP in 1998 in its Broadcast Technology group, serving clients of AP's ENPS news production system.
In that group, Hopman
brought the ENPS system into Latin America, coordinating sales, marketing, installations and training.
Prior to joining AP, Hopman held positions in newsrooms at Hearst-Argyle Television's WBAL-TV in Baltimore and WISN-TV in Milwaukee.
Born in Chicago, Hopman holds a B.A. in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from Marquette University, and is currently in the Executive MBA Program at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
also studied at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid
and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
is married and lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.