Posted on 30 September 2013.
NBCU CEO Steve Burke announced in an internal email that Lauren Zalaznick, the exec that had overseen Telemundo after the merger with Comcast, is leaving the company.
In February, Zalaznick was taken off Telemundo duty when Joe Uva was named Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content of NBCUniversal, in charge of overseeing the company’s Hispanic networks. At the time, she was promoted to a new role as Executive VP, NBCU, overseeing business development for digital, mobile, and social media.
Acording to Broadcasting and Cable, in the email sent out Friday, Burke said that most of the executives working with Zalaznick would now report to Executive VP Cesar Conde, who left Univision two weeks ago to join NBCU.
Burke also said Zalaznick will stay on in the company to help in the transition and would continue to consult with NBCUniversal on digital media content and technology marketplace trends.
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Posted on 13 September 2013.
César Conde has resigned from Univision. He has been hired by NBCU Universal as Executive Vice President, reporting to CEO Steve Burke. He’ll be based in New York. Conde had been Univision President since 2009.
In this newly created role, Conde will focus on business development, strategic priorities and special business projects across the NBCUniversal portfolio of assets. He also will oversee the International Group led by the newly appointed Chairman Kevin MacLellan. He’ll be a member of the NBCUniversal Executive Committee.
Univision Communications CEO Randy Falco sent staff an email early this morning announcing the reorganization of the Univision Networks team, indicating Alberto Ciurana, President of Programming and Content; Isaac Lee, President of News; and Juan Carlos Rodriquez, President of Univision Deportes will report to him.
His announcement detailing Conde’s resignation “to pursue opportunities in English-language media” wasn’t the lead – it was buried in the second paragraph of his message.
“Cesar has been with the Univision family for over a decade and I know that many of you – especially in Miami – have worked closely with him for years. We are grateful for his contributions to our success,” wrote Falco in his email.
Conde’s corporate bio is no longer on Univision’s website.
Moments later, NBCU sent out its announcement of Conde’s hire.
Conde has held several senior executive roles since joining Univision in 2003, and is credited with transforming it into a leading global, multi-platform media brand. He was also one of the leaders tasked with the launch of the company’s first-ever English language network, Fusion, a joint venture with Disney’s ABCNews.
Prior to Univision, Conde served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003. Before his public service, he worked at StarMedia Network, the first Internet company focused on Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.
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Posted on 29 March 2012.
Univision Networks president César Conde was in New York City Wednesday night to receive the Executive Leadership Award at T. Howard Foundation’s 19th Diversity Awards Dinner.
Conde joined NBC’s Bridget Baker and ESPN, who also received accolades for promoting diversity in the marketplace.
Conde was introduced by Univision personality Gisele Blondet, who greeting a crowd of over 600 people at Cipriani Downtown with a loud “¡Hola!” Conde came to the stage and jokingly congratulated Blondet on her good English. “I know you work mostly in Spanish, but your English is pretty good,” said Conde.
Before Blondet came to the stage, Tonia O’Connor, Univision’s president of distribution sales and marketing came on to introduce Univision as the new “American Reality,” saying that for the first time in her entire career,she feels like a minority working at Univision.
T. Howard Foundation also introduced the Class of 2012, made up by 86 students of 45 colleges and 32 academic degrees who have been placed in paid internships at top media properties, including Viacom, Time Warner Cable, BBC and DirecTV. Interns also were given opportunities at NuvoTV and Univision.
Story by Laura Martinez
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Posted on 27 May 2011.
César Conde, President of Univision Networks today was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He is the only member representing a media organization among mostly university academics.
President Obama announced
the appointments of all the members of the commission this morning. They were sworn in later in the day at an official ceremony with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Smithsonian Institution Castle.
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