NBCU TV Distribution Names Programming VP
Richard Borjas has been appointed vice president, programming and development at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. The announcement was made by Tracie Wilson, EVP, creative affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution, and to whom Borjas will report.
In Borjas’ new role, he will identify and develop original programs and formats. He will also continue to expand the division’s roster of talent and collaborators for future projects and manage the daily creative affairs of the division’s Los Angeles-based shows, including The Kelly Clarkson Show, Access and Access Live. Borjas will work closely with the division’s various departments, including business affairs, finance, marketing, digital, program planning and more, to shape the overall syndication content strategy.
Borjas previously was VP, production for Telemundo. He oversaw the development and production of multiple programs for the network, including its morning program Un Nuevo Día and its entertainment news show Suelta La Sopa where he also served as senior executive producer for both shows. In 2016, Un Nuevo Día earned Borjas his first Daytime Emmy Award and the show’s third for Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish.
Borjas is a veteran producer bringing more than 20 years of experience to NBCU TV Distribution. During his time at Telemundo, he launched and executive produced La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids) and Suelta La Sopa. He has also produced various reality formats in Spanish, including Yo Me Llamo, Yo Soy El Artista and the weekly two-hour variety show Pa`Lante con Cristina.
He worked as a supervising producer for Lifetime’s The Balancing Act, which won 11 Telly Awards during his tenure, and was also a freelance producer for ABC News’ Good Morning America.
He also was a producer at Univision for more than 11 years where he worked on the award-winning Cristina Show, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2004.
Borjas received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Florida International University in Miami.