Siegel and her team are currently overseeing all legal and contract affairs for a new slate of network programs including “La Voz,” the Spanish-language version of NBC’s hit reality competition series “The Voice”; a new season of “La Reina del Sur” (Queen of the South), and two new shows from Telemundo International Studios. This media veteran of nearly two decades doesn’t have to look far when asked whom she admires—NBCUniversal general counsel Kimberley D. Harris. “She makes managing a top job while having a full time family look easy,” Siegel says. “She takes her work extremely seriously, but not herself.”
What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
I am really happy that here at Telemundo we had the first-ever women analyst for the men’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, Viviana Vila. This is unprecedented given that the coverage of the sport is completely male dominated. It makes me really proud to know that we are the ones spearheading change.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
A person who really inspires me is Kimberly D. Harris, the general counsel for NBCUniversal. She makes managing a top job while having a full time family look easy. Another admirable trait is that she takes her work extremely seriously, but not herself.