As the highest-ranking Latina at NBCU, Dooner has played an integral role in the merger and the formation of Hispanic Enterprises and Content. Reaching 90 percent of the U.S. Hispanic market, Telemundo and mun2 now provide total market solutions across both platforms in English and Spanish. An avid volunteer, Dooner views a successful career where she can make a difference at work and still have time to give back. “Throughout my career here at Comcast and NBCUniversal, I have had many opportunities to do both,” she says.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
For us, diversity in the mainstream is the biggest story in cable this year. It’s a trend that is finally taking shape across all television platforms. Networks are investing in scripted and reality content that features Hispanic, female, African-American, LGBT and other minority characters like never before, and audiences are tuning in. Shows like AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” USA’s “Graceland” and Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” are just three examples of series that are shaping this trend. For us, this isn’t just important culturally, it also strengthens our relationships with our partners as we strive to create new ways to authentically connect with Hispanic audiences across all platforms.
How do you define a successful career?
A successful career to me is one that makes a difference – one that contributes to moving a business forward, and at the same time, allows me to give back. Throughout my career here at Comcast and NBCUniversal, I have had many opportunities to do both, including participating in community programs, being a mentor for the Financial Management Leadership Program and contributing to other causes outside of work, like education, that are important to me.
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
When not in the office, you can usually find me gardening or reading at home.