Don Browne, the president of Telemundo Communications Group, has announced he will retire after eight years with the company. His last day will be June 3.
As the head of Telemundo, Browne supervised the functions of the network and its 14 owned and operated stations, including programming, Telemundo Studios, News and Sports, Telemundo International, Telemundo Cable and Telemundo's digital media initiatives. A big believer in generating original content, Browne championed programming created and developed by Telemundo, as opposed to simply purchasing from international producers.
Browne had most recently seen the ratings success of the network's new soap opera, "La Reina del Sur," a sophisticated series shot around the world that is currently on the air.
Telemundo is also the producer of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Browne began his television career in 1979 as NBC News' Miami bureau chief and eventually rose to become executive VP of NBC News in 1991. Prior to joining Telemundo, he was president and general manager of WTVJ, NBC's owned and operated station in Miami.
A successor to Browne, who will turn 68 in May, will be announced in the coming months.