Why Them? Under this duo’s stewardship, Univision has grown from a niche broadcast network to a multimedia and multiplatform content company. During February Sweeps, Univision trumped NBC, finishing as the fourth placed network among 18-49s for the first time. Its newly launched cable nets continue to pick up distribution gains, with DirecTV recently agreeing to launch Deportes, tlnovelas and ForoTV. They already are working on more carriage with Fusion, its English-language jv with ABC News, launching later this year. As if they didn’t have enough on their plates already, Univision just made a strategic investment in the soon-to-launch El Rey, the creation of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures.
Title: President, Univision Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 10-plus
Education: BA,Harvard University; MBA, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Best Advice: Dream big. Work hard. Stay humble.
Title: President, Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development, Univision Communications
Number of Years in Cable: Approximately 20
Education: Dual B.A. (Broadcast Journalism and Political Science) from Syracuse University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Don’t let fear of failure hold you back
Apple or Samsung? Apple
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… watching movie marathons with my wife.
Film fest or music festival? Film
Most embarrassing moment? Have you watched our Upfronts?
Netflix or Hulu? Hulu
The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Bypass the perms.
Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer
Film fest or music festival? Music festival
Favorite decade? ’80s!
I watch the majority of programming on this device: DVR ?