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Cesar Conde named chairman of NBCUniversal International, Telemundo

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Cesar Conde has been named to the newly created position of chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, the company announced Monday.

Under his new responsibilities, Conde, previously the Executive Vice President at NBCUniversal, will now also oversee Telemundo Network, NBC Universo Cable Network, Telemundo International, Telemundo Local Stations, Telemundo Digital Media and Emerging Business and NBC Deportes.

Conde will assume his role on October 12 and will continue to report to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal.

Joe Uva, who previously oversaw the group, will assume a consulting role working on the NBC Deportes move from Hialeah to the NBC Sports Group’s state-of the-art broadcast facility in Stamford, CT. NBC Deportes produces all sports events for Telemundo, NBC Universo and the Hispanic digital platforms.

“Telemundo is one of the fastest growing parts of our company and an important area of focus for us,” Burke said in a press release about the new appointment. “I am confident that Cesar’s deep knowledge of the business and keen understanding of the changing marketplace make him the right leader to help build on its strong momentum.”

Added Burke, "Two and half years ago I asked Joe to take over our Hispanic initiatives and in that time, Joe's leadership has helped to propel Telemundo's record growth. Telemundo’s market share is at an all-time high; it has significantly closed the ratings gap with Univision; and has consistently been number one during the important 10 p.m. time period. A couple of months ago Joe and I began talking about his successor and we agreed that Cesar was the perfect choice."

Under Uva’s two-year watch at NBCUniversal as chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content, Telemundo made considerable gains on its rival Univision. Last month, Telemundo notched its highest August ratings ever, ranking #1 in 10 p.m. Monday-Friday programming with adults 18-49. Uva was also instrumental in the live broadcast across various television networks of events from the eMerge Americas technology conference held in Miami in May.

Conde served as president of Miami-based Univision before joining NBC Universal in 2013 as executive vice president. Prior to Univision, Conde served as the White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003.

Conde, 41, was born and raised in Miami and attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, he married Univision news anchor Pamela Silva Conde, who currently co-hosts the network’s highly-rated daily newsmagazine Primer Impacto (First Impact).

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