Ex-Discovery chief heads Telemundo

Luis Silberwasser has been named president of Telemundo Network, starting in August.

Silberwasser was most recently EVP and CCO for Discovery Networks International. He will have overall responsibility for NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language broadcast network, including Telemundo Studios, the leading producer of original Spanish-language primetime content for US Hispanics.

Silberwasser commented: “I am extremely proud and honored to join the NBCUniversal family. Leading the Telemundo Network is a dream opportunity, and I am incredibly excited about its future. Telemundo has a robust legacy as a content producer, and with NBCUniversal’s support, the network is well positioned to grow. I look forward to working with Telemundo’s great creative team to take the network to the next level.”

Silberwasser has worked for Discovery since 1998.

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