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Spanish Language Powerhouse Univision Names Isaac Lee News Chief

Univision has named Isaac Lee as president of news, replacing Alina Falcón, a 26-year vet of the network who will become a consultant on special projects.

Univision CEO Joe Uva announced the moves Thursday–including the appointment of Alexander “Sandy” Brown as sports president–a major restructuring for the network, which is considered the biggest name in Spanish language media.

Uva’s statement:

“We are thrilled to welcome Isaac and Sandy to the Univision family and believe that their extensive media experience and deep industry relationships will be instrumental in taking our news and sports offerings to the next level. I am confident that with his intimate understanding of our audiences, Isaac will further advance our mission to provide the most informative, unbiased and comprehensive news coverage to the U.S. Hispanic community while Sandy will further bolster our top-notch sports offerings with his profound track record of strategic and results-driven leadership in sports. I also want to thank Alina for her many years of service to Univision and the Hispanic community. We are delighted that she will remain a consultant and special advisor to the Company so that we can continue to benefit from her insights.”

Incoming news president Lee’s statement:

Lee commented, “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the ongoing development of Univision’s unmatched news offerings. As a longtime member of the Spanish-language media I have always had tremendous respect for the incredible strides that Univision has made in delivering informative, entertaining and empowering content to the U.S. Hispanic community and feel fortunate to have this opportunity to continue enhancing and expanding the impact of Univision’s news offerings well into the future. I look forward to working with the incredible news operations teams at Univision.”

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