How Telemundo’s Cesar Conde Earned NBC News’ Top Job – Over Heir Apparent Noah Oppenheim

Conde “built” Telemundo, one Hollywood executive tells TheWrap

The sudden ascension of Telemundo’s Cesar Conde on Monday to become the head of all of NBC News operations stunned many inside the network — especially since many assumed that NBC News President Noah Oppenheim would inherit the job from Andy Lack, who announced his exit on Monday after a bumpy five-year run.

Conde was elevated so far, in fact, that he now occupies a position that didn’t even exist before: NBCUniversal News Group’s chairman, overseeing not only NBC News and MSNBC as Lack did, but CNBC as well.

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Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n