Cesar Conde

Title: President, Univision Networks

Years in Cable: 8

Education: MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Harvard

Best Advice: In order to succeed you need to take risks.

Tonia O’Connor

Title: President, Distribution Sales & Marketing, Univision Communications

Years in Cable: 17

Education: BA, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse; BA, international relations, Syracuse

Best Advice: Be patient.

Why Them? Hola, amigos, no more. Univision now competes handily with English-language media across its nine-network portfolio. Under Conde’s oversight, in 2011 the nets logged an increase of 47% in nights they outperformed ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox 18-49 (156 compared to 2010’s 106), according to the company. And, it unveiled 500-plus hours of new, original programming at this year’s upfront, adding to 4,000 hours of original content. With her promotion this year, O’Connor now oversees distribution of Univision’s portfolio of cable nets plus ancillary properties, including the recently formed Univision Cable Networks division, comprising Galavisión and a suite of six nets and their digital platforms.

Year Ahead: Univision will maintain focus on outperforming English-language peers, and launch three new cable networks next year. Sounds like growth to us.

Cesar Conde

One thing I tell my kids about success in life in life: I share what my parents taught me: Dream big. Work hard. Stay humble.
Favorite Starbucks order: Tall green tea
Favorite iPad app: Univision Video App
What puzzles me most about Millennials: Our ability to connect with them across all platforms. With their media consumption habits, we are seeing them continue to engage with traditional media while engaging new media, so it is not an either/or. Striking the right balance is key.
What I admire most about Millennials: Their ability to move between different worlds, cultures and languages seamlessly. They represent the New American Reality.

Tonia O’Connor

One topping that should never be put on a hot dog: caramel corn
Personal theme song: “Peace Frog,” The Doors
One thing I tell my kids about success in life: Don’t confuse efforts with results.
Favorite Starbucks order: Venti Non-fat Latte with two pumps of pumpkin syrup, no whipped cream, not too much foam and a couple sprinkles of nutmeg
Top 3 on my iPod: “Just Say Yes,” Snow Patrol; “Fix Your,” Coldplay; “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” ABBA
Favorite iPad app: Shazam
Guilty TV pleasure: “Real Housewives,” which could also be the cause for my divorce!

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