Veteran journalist Isaac Lee has been named chief executive officer at Fusion, the new English-language network aimed at Latino millenials. He will continue to serve as president of Univision News.
In the new role, Lee will be responsible for all programming and business aspects of Fusion, a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network.
“Isaac is one of the most creative executives I know,” Univision’s president and CEO Randy Falco said in a statement. “His innovation and commitment makes him the right person in this expanded role.”
Over his 15-year journalism career, Lee has worked for several Spanish-language news outlets in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2001, he founded and served as editor-in-chief at Poder, an English-language magazine. He was made president of Univision News in 2010.
Disney Media Networks co-chair and Disney/ABC Television Group president, Anne Sweeney, added: “Isaac is a visionary and a true leader. We are delighted that he’ll now bring his energy, passion and programming genius to Fusion full time.”
Fusion launches on Monday, Oct. 28 with its digital platform launching a week earlier on Oct. 21. The news, lifestyle and pop culture network’s programming will consist of original reporting and “satire programming.”