Former longtime Univision entertainment exec Francisco “Cisco” Suárez is moving over to rival Telemundo as Executive Vice President of Primetime Realities and Specials, a newly created position.
He’ll be based in Miami and report toTelemundo Networks President Luis Silberwasser.
Suárez previously served as SVP of Special Events for Univision Communications Inc.
In this new role, Suárez will oversee in-house and third party produced primetime reality programming, live events, specials and music tent poles. He’ll also lead the development for new entertainment formats.
Suárez spent more than 20 years at Univision. At the time of his exit in December of 2016, he was SVP of Special Events, responsible for producing and directing annual live events such as “Premio Lo Nuestro,” “Premios Juventud,” the “Latin Grammy Awards,” and the “Nuestra Belleza Latina” beauty pageant. He also produced the reality show “La Banda” and special events including “Selena Vive,” a tribute concert to the late singer.
While at Univision, he held several roles including Director of Project Development, VP and Director of Operations, and Vice President and Director of Special Events.
His arrival to Telemundo marks Suárez’s return to the network where he worked as production manager, director, executive producer and senior executive producer for several programs and all special events earlier in his career.