Univision: Isaac Lee, New President of News, Alex Brown of Sports

Univision Communications Inc. today announced that longtime journalist Isaac Lee has been named president of News and that Alexander “Sandy” Brown has been named president of Sports. The Company also announced that Alina Falcón, a Univision veteran of 26 years who has held numerous senior roles throughout the organization, has decided to leave her current position leading news and sports programming and production to consult on special projects.

Lee, 39, most recently founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of magazine PODER. He will be responsible for leading the Company’s news division, including strategic and editorial oversight of programming and production across the Univision Networks, Univision Local Media and Univision Interactive Media.

Brown, 48, previously CEO of media representation firm Petry Holding, will lead company-wide sports strategy and operations in his new role, overseeing sports programming across the Company’s platforms. Brown will be based in New York and will also report to Conde.

A native of Colombia, for the past 10 years Lee has been a resident of the United States and has dedicated himself to chronicling the ascent of the U.S. Hispanic population through PODER, a business magazine and website. Earlier in his career, Lee served as editor-in-chief of Semana, Colombia’s most prestigious news magazine and as editor of Cromos, Latin America’s oldest magazine. Prior to that he also held posts at TV broadcasters. Lee is a member of the IAPA, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Foro Iberoamerica, serves on the boards of Youthline and the Americas Business Council and is an advisor to ASHOKA.

Brown has worked in the media and broadcasting industry for more than two decades. He joins Univision from Petry Holding, a full service media representation with over 175 television station clients across the United States, where he served as chief executive officer.

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