Telemundo senior executive VP for strategy Antoinette Zel is leaving the company, the network confirmed. Her contract ends Nov. 15.

A Telemundo spokeswoman said the decision not to renew Zel's contract was mutual, and that she is "pursuing other opportunities." The spokeswoman denied a published report that Zel's departure was due to tensions with Telemundo president Don Browne.

Zel was recently honored by Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 25 Hispanic women in entertainment.

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