Telemundo Media President Emilio Romano Steps Down After 2 Years

No replacement been named for Romano

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Emilio Romano, president of Telemundo Media, has vacated his position after two years with the company, NBCUniversal chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content Joe Uva said Friday.

No replacement has been named.

“After a successful two years, Emilio Romano has decided to leave the company,” Uva said in a statement, without elaborating on the reason for the departure.

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“I want to personally thank Emilio for his contributions to Telemundo Media. His focus on positioning Telemundo to take share from Univision, and mun2 to better resonate with the rapidly growing millennial population has established a foundation for growth,” Uva said. “As a result, he has been instrumental in elevating the perception of Telemundo in the marketplace.”

A formal search for Romano’s replacement has begun. In the meantime, Uva said, “I will be spending more time in Hialeah,” referring to the company’s Florida headquarters. “In the coming days I will reach out to each division to touch base directly.”

Romano became Telemundo Media president in October 2011. His career also includes a stint as the director of mergers and acquisitions for Grupo Televisa, and he served as CEO of Grupo Mexicano de Aviación from 2004 to 2007.