Telemundo networks President Luis Silberwasser is leaving his role after four years with the company.
Credited for leading the transformation of the network, changing the programming strategy and its positioning in the television space, making it No. 1 in primetime for the first time in its history, Silberwasser will stay through October 1, 2018 to help with the transition.
Silberwasser arrived to Telemundo in 2014 from Discovery Networks International, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, based in London.
Rumors of his impending departure had been swirling for months.
In an email to staff, Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises César Conde wrote “Luis is leaving to pursue opportunities that tap into his deep passion for content creation,” and announced the promotion of four executives:
Beau Ferrari: EVP of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Ferrari oversees the operations, financial performance and corporate strategy for the company. Although he keeps his same title, he has an expanded role, now overseeing insights and consumer development across all platforms.
Mónica Gil: from EVP of Corporate Affairs to EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. She’ll drive the company’s reputation, brand and corporate marketing and oversee communications, corporate affairs and human resources functions.
Peter Blacker: from EVP of Digital Media & Emerging Business to EVP, Revenue Strategy & Innovation, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. In this newly created role, Blacker will work across linear and digital platforms to amplify the company’s monetization efforts throughout all revenue streams. He will also oversee the company’s Digital & Emerging Business Group.
Ronald Day: from EVP of Programming to EVP, Entertainment, Telemundo Networks. Day will be responsible for programming, talent and promotions of primetime, daytime and specials for Telemundo and Universo Networks.
This leadership team will report to Conde and will be based at the new Telemundo Center in Miami.
Telemundo did not say who Silberwasser’s replacement would be, but when asked, a company spokesperson pointed to Day being “responsible for programming, talent and promotions of primetime, daytime and specials for Telemundo and Universo Networks.”