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Univisión Leadership Shake-Up Continues

Univisión Leadership Shake-Up Continues


Isaac Lee, Univisión and Televisa’s joint Chief Content Officer, announced on Tuesday that he was resigning from the Spanish-language news company effective immediately. Lee has been with the media giant for over seven years and is departing to start his own television production company. At Univisión, Lee created the Los Angeles-based premium content development and production hub, Story House Entertainment, which produces scripted and non-scripted programming in English and Spanish. The Colombia-born son of immigrants is also the architect behind Univisión’s Fusion project, including the purchase of Gizmodo (and other Gawker-affiliated sites), The Onion, The Root, and others. News of Lee’s departure comes after Univisión announced its plans to sell many of these sites, as we told you on Monday. Televisa executive Patricio Wills will take over Lee’s duties as head of content. Before joining Televisa, Wills was the Executive Director and Partner of Productions RTI Colombia, President and Creator of Telemundo Studios, and in 2016 he created, along with Univisión, W Studios, a production company of which he is still President. Lee’s exit is the latest in the shake-up at Univisión -- the former head of Univisión, Randy Falco, and Entertainment President Lourdes Díaz both stepped down in June. More here.

Keith Ellison Pushes Amazon on Profits from White Supremacist Products

Keith Ellison Pushes Amazon on Profits from White Supremacist Products

Poynter Honors Lester Holt with Lifetime Achievement Award

Poynter Honors Lester Holt with Lifetime Achievement Award