He will also be responsible for multicultural and music at the Hispanic network in addition to overseeing the news and digital divisions and the Fusion cable network.
Univision Names Isaac Lee News, Digital Chief
Univision Communications Inc. today named Isaac Lee to the newly created position of chief news and digital officer, with additional responsibilities over multicultural and music and maintaining oversight of the news and digital divisions. He will continue to report to Randy Falco, president-CEO of UCI, and remains as CEO of the Fusion cable network joint venture with the Disney-ABC Television Group.
As chief news and digital officer, Lee will be responsible for all digital functions across the company. He will manage key areas of the company’s growth strategy, including UCI’s multicultural strategy, which includes Fusion, El Rey, Flama and The Root.
He will also develop an integrated music strategy that will include UCI’s music tentpole events and alignment with the company’s radio programming team. Lee will maintain responsibility for Univision News, including editorial oversight across network, local and digital platforms.
“Isaac’s promotion to this newly created position to lead key areas of our growth strategy is a testament to his visionary leadership and tremendous success and underscores how UCI is constantly evolving to meet and exceed the demands of our community, especially digitally-connected millennials,” said Falco. “Just as Isaac leveraged his creativity and drive to expand Univision News’ position as the go-to source for the stories that matter most to our young, rapidly growing audience, and attracting and retaining strong talent, we are confident that he is the right person to build the reach and influence of our multicultural assets and lead our efforts to develop an integrated music strategy.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to expand my role at UCI as we work to build upon our news, digital, multicultural and music offerings — key growth areas for the company — in new and innovative ways,” said Lee. “From politics to pop culture, we will ensure that we have the best content – in English and Spanish, across traditional and digital platforms – that will keep UCI at the forefront of Hispanic America and meet the needs of an even more diverse, multicultural community.”
Lee joined UCI in 2010 and most recently held the positions of president of news and digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion. Prior to UCI, Lee founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of the magazine PODER.
In 2014, Lee was honored by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) with their Next Generation Leader Award for the launch of Fusion. In addition, Lee was recognized on the CableFax100 list as a game changer in the cable industry.
Lee currently serves on the board of the Associated Press. He is also a member of the Journalism Board of ProPublica, the Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Board of the International Center for Journalists. He also serves on the Peabody Advisory Board and the Board of Legendary Entertainment.