Isaac Lee, the CEO of Fusion, the cable and online network launched in 2013 as a joint venture between Univision and Disney/ABC News to appeal to millennials, has been given expanded duties within parent company Univision Communications Inc.
UCI announced Tuesday that Lee has been appointed chief news and digital officer for the company. In the newly created position, Lee will supervise all of UCI’s digital platforms — online, mobile, digital, content and music — for its various outlets, including Univision, Fusion, El Rey Network, The Root and Flama.
Along with his new duties, Lee, 44, will maintain his post as CEO of Fusion and continue to oversee the news division of Univision. He will continue to report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer of UCI.
“Isaac’s promotion to this newly created position to lead key areas of our growth strategy is a testament to his visionary leadership and tremendous success and underscores how UCI is constantly evolving to meet and exceed the demands of our community, especially digitally connected millennials,” Falco stated in a press release. “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.”