Jessica Rodriguez

Years in Cable: 15

Education: BS, Economics and Finance, Fordham University; MBA, Stanford University School of Business

One Word that Best Describes Me: Resilient

Univision has faced a fresh wave of competition from Telemundo, formerly a distant rival. But it’s still very much a must have for the growing population of US Hispanic viewers. O’Connor, who came aboard in 2008 after a long run in distribution at Gemstar-TV Guide and Rodriguez, promoted in 2014 from a scheduling/promotions role, have spearheaded a range of innovative initiatives. Univision made a groundbreaking deal with Netflix that brought the streaming hit “Narcos” to broadcast airwaves for the first time and was ahead of many TV companies with its rollout of an original digital video platform, Udisea. The company has also been a digital buyer, scooping up Gawker Media and The Onion and housing them with multiplatform news and satire network Fusion.

The best thing about fast broadband is… The ease of video conferencing and keeping in touch with family and friends across the globe.

What product or service could you not live without? My Amazon Prime membership.

Favorite Saturday morning cartoon from your childhood? One – “SuperFriends,” in the 1980s. My faves were Superman, Wonder Woman and the Wonder Twins. Two – “Fat Albert” and “The Cosby Kids.”

New favorite binge: “Good Girls Revolt”

Favorite podcast: “The Tim Ferriss Show” and “This American Life”

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