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Producer Francisco ‘Cisco’ Suarez Named EVP of Primetime Realities and Specials at Telemundo

TV producer Francisco "Cisco" Suarez, who for years helmed production of Univision's award shows as the network's SVP of special events, is now joining competing network Telemundo.

TV producer Francisco “Cisco” Suarez, who for years helmed production of Univision’s award shows as the network’s SVP of special events, is now joining competing network Telemundo. 

Suarez has been named Executive Vice President of Primetime Realities and Specials for Telemundo, based in Miami and reporting to Telemundo Networks President Luis Silberwasser. 

In his new role, Suarez will oversee in-house and third party produced primetime reality programming, live events, specials and music tentpoles. He will also work closely with Telemundo’s programming team to lead development for new entertainment formats, both in-house or via third parties. 

Telemundo’s programming includes the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which it produces with Tony Mojena/Ants TV Productions. 

Suárez’s “expertise and robust relationships in the entertainment industry will help us offer new, compelling and unique formats that will strengthen and grow our U.S. Hispanic-focused programming strategy,” said Silberwasser in a statement. 

Suárez comes to Telemundo after more than a decade with Univision, where he produced the Latin Grammys and Premios Juventud among others. He left the network late last year, following management changes. 

Announcement of Suarez’s post comes the same day Univision will host its Premios Lo Nuestro Awards in Miami.