Colombia-born journalist Isaac Lee just landed his second major promotion in eight months as Univision Communications named him its Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer, reporting to CEO Randy Falco.
This is a lift from the title he picked up in November as President of News and Digital as well as CEO of Fusion, where he also reported to Falco. The company, which owns Spanish-language network Univision, is looking for a new president of Entertainment who will report to Lee.
In his new gig, Lee will oversee the company’s content on all platforms and continue to monitor Fusion, El Rey, the Root, the Onion, A.V. Club, Clickhole, Flama, Univision Digital and Univision Music.
The change “will further align our content and platform teams to strategically drive growth and engagement,” Falco said. “The rapid pace of change in the industry requires us at Univision to continually disrupt the media landscape, and I am confident that our leadership team will continue to focus on our mission, on serving our diverse audiences and on leading in the industry.”
Lee joined Univision in 2010 and has won multiple awards including a DuPont, Peabody, IRE and National Headliner Award for investigative journalism. Earlier he created and edited Poder, a pan-regional magazine that partnered with The Economist to target elite business readers. He also is on the board of Legendary Entertainment as well as ProPublica, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Center for Journalists and the Peabody Advisory Board.
“We have successfully transformed Univision into a multimedia industry leader, and I look forward to working with our leadership team to further elevate our efforts and compete – and win – across platforms,” Lee said. “No one is better positioned than UCI to super-serve a diverse, rising America.”