He many not work in news, but his show makes the news. Silvio Horta’s “Ugly Betty” success has gotten him a super deal at ABC network.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, he has just signed a two-year, mid-seven-figure deal to stay on board ABC’s Thursday-night dramedy as well as an opportunity to develop new projects for the Disney-owned studio.
As creator of Ugly Betty,” Silvio came up with a winning adaptation of the Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty La Fea,” which aired in the U.S. on Telemundo in 2000.
A bit of trivia: Silvio is an alum of the NAHJ’s student project.