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Emilio Romano named president of Telemundo

Emilio Romano Emilio Romano has been named president of Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal. He will lead the Telemundo broadcast network and its 14 owned stations, including the entertainment division and Telemundo Studios. He also will oversee the Emmy-Award winning news and sports divisions, Telemundo International, Telemundo’s Digital Media group, and the network’s sales and marketing units. He also will have oversight of mun2, a lifestyle cable network for young bicultural Latinos. Romano’s career spans the media, Internet and aviation industries. During the late ‘90s, he was Grupo Televisa’s director of mergers & acquisitions and later vice president of International Operations with oversight of more than 500 global employees. Before that, he was a member of the board of directors for Univision Communications and directed several high profile transactions including the Sky Latin America joint venture with The News Corporation. He also was responsible for Televisa’s operations outside of Mexico, including the record label Fonovisa and the worldwide programming distribution arm Protele. Additionally, he co-managed Cablevisión, the largest cable network in Mexico. From 2004 to 2007, he served as CEO for Grupo Mexicana de Aviacion, where he was responsible for the airline’s largest financial restructuring in its 87-year history.

 

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