Years in Cable: 3
Turner is championing Univision and its brands and building strategic partnerships like the Sony venture to promote the film “Hotel Transylvania” to Hispanic audiences. With oversight of Univision News across network and digital platforms, Lee has elevated the company’s commitment to, and recognition for, its journalistic endeavors—including co-moderating a presidential debate. He’ll also continue to guide Fusion, which Univision now controls. With Rodriguez as coach, Univision Deportes’ programming is a force to be reckoned with by any sports network and continues to see ratings surges on the strength of deals including a recent pact for UEFA soccer.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: The attention paid to diversity in prime-time television. Shows like “The Nightly Show,” “Master of None,” “People vs. OJ”, “Blackish,” “Key and Peele,” “Scandal,” “Empire,” “Jane the Virgin” and many others have shown that diversity in TV is not only the right thing to do, it’s good business. Now let’s hope we see more diversity when it comes to the moderators of Presidential elections.
Virtual reality is… an exciting storytelling tool
Last show I watched not on my network(s): “The Americans”
Favorite charity event I work with: The Comiittee to Protect Journalists
New favorite binge: “Making a Murderer”
Favorite Podcast: “Slate Money” hosted by Felix Salmon
Favorite vacation spot: Cartagena
My typical breakfast is: Arepa/Pandebono