René Santana started her career as an Account Executive at KVIA in August 2001. In her capacity of Account Executive, René eventually rose to the ranks of being one of the top billers at KVIA within a short 12 months of employment. Before that René started her television career as a receptionist at KTSM (NBC) in El Paso and eventually started her sales career as an Account Executive at KZIA TV (UPN).
After almost three years of being an Account Executive at KVIA, René was promoted to Local Sales Manager in April 2005. Since then, René has grown and built the KVIA sales staff to a total of 10 Account Executives.
In May of 2008, René was promoted to General Sales Manager where she remains with much success to this day. She commits herself to training, motivating with emphasis on accountability of her sales staff and she never fails to come up with a weekly ice breaker for the weekly sales meetings. She is admired and respected not only from her subordinates but also be her peers.