Isaac Lee Named Chief News & Digital Officer at Univision
Isaac Lee has been promoted to the chief news and digital officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI). In his newly-created position, Lee will continue to have oversight of the company’s news and digital divisions, but will now also oversee multicultural and music. Lee will also continue as CEO of Fusion, the cable channel and media platform for millennials launched by Univision in 2013 with Disney-ABC. He will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and CEO of UCI.
The breadth of Lee’s appointment may be unprecedented for the company. Lee was already president for news and digital across all Univision platforms, and also CEO of Fusion.
Now, he will have oversight of all digital functions across Univision’s multiple media platforms. Adding music and multicultural to the mix, signals Univision’s desire to develop an integrated strategy that can better leverage its assets across platforms.
“Just as Isaac leveraged his creativity and drive to expand Univision News' position as the go-to source for the stories that matter most to our young, rapidly growing audience, and attracting and retaining strong talent, we are confident that he is the right person to build the reach and influence of our multicultural assets and lead our efforts to develop an integrated music strategy,” said Falco in a statement.
Lee came to Univision in 2010, and was most recently the company’s president for news and digital as well as CEO of Fusion. As head of Univision’s multicultural strategy, the company’s other new cable channels -- including El Rey (launched with film director Robert Rodriguez), Flama and The Root -- will also fall under his purview.