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Luis Silberwasser to Step Down as Telemundo President After Four Years

NBCU names four Telemundo execs to new leadership roles

Luis Silberwasser is stepping down as president of NBCU Telemundo Enterprises.

Silberwasser’s four years as president were marked by notable growth for the NBCUniversal-owned Hispanic network, which gained market share against longtime rival Univision. He will stay through October 1 to help with the transition.

“I’m extremely proud of what we have accomplished at Telemundo and the important role of this organization in serving the Latino community across America. Today, Telemundo is the clear leader, not only in viewership, but as the network that will take content risks and breaks stereotypes,” said Silberwasser in a statement. “I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the best team in the industry and to have been a part of Telemundo’s groundbreaking success.  As I now embark on new content-making ventures, I will always look forward to seeing the Telemundo brand continue its tremendous growth.”

The company will fill Silberwasser’s duties across four executives: Beau Ferrari, Monica Gil, Peter Blacker and Ronald Day.

“Luis helped propel our rise as the definitive media and entertainment brand for today’s Hispanic consumer,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group. “He has made an indelible mark on our company at a time of great transformation. On behalf of everyone at Telemundo, I want to thank him for his dedication, partnership and invaluable contributions.”

Ferrari will oversee the operations and corporate strategy side, while Gil adds CMO to her title. Blacker will work to drive revenue across linear and digital platforms in a newly-created role, while Day will be head up programming for Telemundo and Universo Networks.

Here’s everyone’s new title:

  • Beau Ferrari: Executive VP
  • Mónica Gil: Executive VP & CMO
  • Peter Blacker: Executive VP, Revenue Strategy & Innovation
  • Ronald Day: EVP, Entertainment, Telemundo Networks

“These industry veterans will continue to power Telemundo’s spectacular rise during this momentous time for Hispanic media, as Latinos reshape the way Americans think, act and buy,” continued Conde. “Each of the leaders named today has advanced our clear mission for change, as we continue to transform our business for the future. I am excited by everything they have accomplished already for Telemundo and believe that for our audiences, our partners and our employees – the best is yet to come.”