Telemundo Enterprises is getting a new chairman.
The Spanish-language content division of NBCUniversal has named Luis Fernández its new chairman. Fernández, the former president of its news division Noticias Telemundo, will report to Cesar Conde, who oversees the NBC News Group, the NBC local stations and Telemundo.
He succeeds Beau Ferrari, who was elevated to chairman of Telemundo three years ago. Ferrari will become a senior advisor to Conde.
Fernández, who had led Telemundo’s news division since 2015, had previously retired from the company at the end of 2021. Before joining Telemundo, he served as CEO of Radio Television Española (RTVE), Spain’s state-run TV and radio service; as president of Univision Entertainment and Univision Studios; and as international CEO of Real Madrid.
“Throughout his extraordinary career, Luis has time and again shown visionary leadership, building and growing the most successful Spanish language media organizations in the United States and overseas,” Conde said in a statement. “At this moment in Telemundo’s storied history, we are so fortunate to have someone of Luis’s experience and stature to rejoin our team and excited about what the future holds for Telemundo and its audiences under his leadership.”
“Under Beau’s successful leadership, Telemundo has remained a highly influential voice to Spanish-speaking audiences throughout the nation,” Conde added. “He has led Telemundo during a transformative time. He and the team delivered innovative content across all platforms and record financial results. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him in his new role.”
Conde, who previously served as chairman of Telemundo Enterprises, was elevated to his new role over the summer by Comcast president Mike Cavanagh.