He will spearhead the exploration and development of journalistic tools, models and narratives, experimenting with new platforms and storytelling formats to increase Univision News’ audience and broaden the division’s reach of tech-savvy news consumers.
Univision News today appointed Keith Summa as senior vice president, content innovation. He will report directly to Isaac Lee, president of news and digital for Univision Communications Inc. and CEO of Fusion.
In his new position, Summa will spearhead the exploration and development of journalistic tools, models and narratives, experimenting with new platforms and storytelling formats to increase Univision News’ audience and broaden the division’s reach of tech-savvy news consumers. To that end he will also work closely with Fusion, the multi-platform media company that targets millennials across its television and digital platforms (Fusion.net). Fusion is an ABC-Univision joint venture.
Prior to this appointment, Summa was VP of news partnerships for Univision News, in charge of developing journalistic alliances for UCI’s news division as well as supporting and expanding the culture of investigative and enterprise reporting in both Univision and Fusion.
Before joining Univision in 2012, Summa was head of the CBS News Investigative Unit, where under his leadership, his team of investigative reporters and producers received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for three consecutive years.
Previously, Summa spent 15 years as a producer for ABC News and Peter Jennings Productions. He has won numerous journalism awards including six Emmys, two Peabody Awards, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a George Polk Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
“Keith has been a valuable asset to Univision News and Fusion for the past three years and we are excited to give him new responsibilities in an area with limitless potential: the search for creative, cutting-edge ways to present news stories to our audiences,” said Isaac Lee. “With his impressive background, leadership skills and forward thinking, he will be instrumental in helping us ensure that Univision News stays at the forefront of journalistic innovation and excellence in every format and platform.”
Summa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.