Isaac Lee is the Chief Content Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America and Grupo Televisa in Mexico, the largest Spanish-language content producer in the world. Most recently he served as Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and CEO of FUSION.
Lee is responsible of making sure both media companies have a single, integrated focus on the Hispanic audience in the United States and the domestic Mexican audience. He also ensures both operations strengthen their collaboration and benefit from synergies and aligned content initiatives. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for the editorial oversight of Univision News across network, local and digital platforms as well as UCI’s comprehensive digital efforts across verticals.
In addition, he also managed key areas of the company’s growth including the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a multi-platform destination for the new, rising American mainstream. FMG is comprised of UCI’s interests in FUSION and El Rey as well as The Root, The Onion, A.V. Club, ClickHole, Starwipe, Flama, Gizmodo Media Group, Univision Digital and Univision Music. Lee led Univision’s digital expansion and the acquisition of the Gizmodo Media Group, which made Univision one of the media organizations with the largest digital footprint in the U.S.
During his tenure with the Company, Univision News has been recognized for its quality journalism and commitment to informing its audience. Under his stewardship, Univision News has been awarded duPont, Peabody, IRE and National Headliner awards for its investigative reporting, as well as a Cronkite Award and the King of Spain International Journalism Award for Excellence in Political and Digital Journalism among other prestigious journalism, documentary and investigative awards. The News division has also received Emmys for outstanding newscast, outstanding investigative reporting, outstanding newsmagazine and outstanding breaking news coverage. Univision News’ outstanding journalism and reporting has also driven audience growth across key demographics. Under his management, Univision News also established a landmark joint venture with Disney/ABC to launch FUSION, Univision’s first English-language TV and digital cable network.
Lee’s focus and mission is to tell the stories that matter most to the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic community. He has pushed his team to go beyond day-to-day reporting and pursue in-depth stories on the issues that most affect people’s lives, always with the aim of fulfilling journalism’s role of vigilance and service to the public.
Since first joining the Company as president of News in December 2010, Lee has helped Univision News expand its brand and credibility by strengthening its news team and expanding its news operations on all platforms and by adding award-winning Investigative, Documentary, Digital and Data Journalism Units. For the first time in the company’s 50-year history, Univision News expanded its Spanish-language offering by adding English-language content on digital platforms, continuing to meet its commitment to inform, engage and empower the U.S. Hispanic community. Lee’s 360⁰ approach to strengthen and expand Univision News across platforms, and his digital-first track record at FUSION, led to his appointment to lead the Company’s digital efforts across UCI in 2015. Lee also created digital partnerships between Univision and Variety, Red Bull Media House, Participant Media and The Atlantic among others. Most recently, he launched Storyhouse, UCI’s content development and production arm, and inked a content deals with Netflix and HBO.
Lee has been leading journalistic teams for nearly 20 years at prominent publications serving Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin America. He founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of influential magazine PODER. In 2014, Lee was honored by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) with their Next Generation Leader Award for the launch of FUSION. Lee was recognized on the Cablefax 100 list of Game Changers in the cable industry. Most recently he was recognized by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with its Journalistic Achievement Award and by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists with the Presidential Award of Excellence.
Lee serves on the board of directors of the Associated Press (AP), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), on the Journalism Advisory board of ProPublica and the advisory board of the Peabody Awards. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Foro IberoAmerica.
Lee can be followed on Twitter via @isaacleep.

Isaac Lee , , , Chief Content Officer

Tonia O’Connor serves as chief revenue officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), reporting directly to the CEO. In this role, O’Connor drives an integrated content monetization strategy and oversees all of UCI’s revenue streams – linear and digital advertising, content distribution as well as new revenue development.

O’Connor is spearheading UCI’s development of new opportunities that advance consumer engagement and create a more effective overall experience for marketers and distributors. She has led UCI’s efforts to expand the reach of its portfolio of brands and content availability by creating new consumer products and securing valuable shelf space with both traditional and emerging distributors, and social media platforms. In addition to establishing UCI’s $1 billion+ content licensing business, O’Connor’s accomplishments include the launch of UCI’s direct to consumer live streaming and on demand subscription video service, Univision NOW, the development of the Univision Creator Network and the company’s first over-the-top (OTT) English-language digital network.

Given her understanding of consumer behavior, she is also involved in UCI's programming and content development for its new networks and platforms, including the acquisition of originals for the OTT services and partnering with third parties to finance and develop new series. Additionally, O’Connor has worked with other leaders across UCI to coordinate investments in new digital businesses. She was also a founder of and continues to sponsor UCI’s Women’s Leadership Council, an employee resource group designed to prepare the next generation of women leaders.

O’Connor joined UCI in January 2008 as executive vice president of Distribution Sales and Marketing. She has played a key role as the Company expanded its portfolio from three networks to 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks, as well as developed its distribution and content windowing strategy for digital and mobile platforms. Previously, she spent 13 years at News Corp’s Gemstar TV Guide, where she last served as executive vice president of Distribution. O’Connor is a Director on the Board of Directors of El Rey Network, a cable network started by filmmaker, Robert Rodriguez and fuboTV, a streaming TV service.

She is active in industry organizations and currently serves as the Chairman on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. O’Connor has received multiple awards and recognitions including last year’s distinguished Vanguard Award for Marketing from the NCTA – The Television and Internet Association, Variety’s Women of Impact Award, as well as in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100. In prior years, O’Connor received a Wonder Women award from Multichannel News, was recognized by Moves Magazine as a Power Woman, and appears every year on CableFax’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Cable and the industry’s Top 100.

O’Connor graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a dual major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. She lives in Summit, NJ with her husband and three children.

Tonia O’Connor , , , Chief Revenue Officer

Peter H. Lori is the chief financial officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.

Prior to joining Univision, Lori served as an audit partner at KPMG, LLP, where he was responsible for supervising the delivery of financial statement audit and advisory services to large corporate clients in a wide variety of industries. Prior to that, he served as an audit manager and partner at Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he worked for 15 years.

Lori is a certified public accountant in New York and New Jersey. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Montclair State University.

Peter H. Lori , , , Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Rodriguez is executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this role, Rodriguez oversees all UCI marketing functions, including the Univision Agency, which creates and oversees all promotional, creative and media inventory valued at more than $500 million across the UCI’s broadcast, cable, radio and digital properties. She reports directly to the CEO.

Rodriguez most recently served as executive vice president of Program Scheduling and Promotions where she was responsible for strategically helping to maximize UCI’s programming decision-making process across all UCI networks and platforms. She is a member of the steering committee for UCI’s Women’s Leadership Council. Previously, she served as senior vice president of Univision Cable Networks, and prior to that, vice president, special assistant to the president of Univision Networks. She began her career at UCI as an intern in LA and later moved to Puerto Rico where she helped launch and lead the station to market. During her time there, she served in multiple roles, most recently as VP/Station Manager. Earlier in her career, Rodriguez served as an analyst and then an associate for the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, and later as an analyst for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

Rodriguez has been named as one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women, CableFax’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable, a Wonder Woman by Multichannel News, included in the 2014 Power Women list by MOVES Magazine, and is a 2015 recipient of NAMIC’s Next Generation Leader Award.

She received an MBA from Stanford University School of Business and a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Fordham University.

Jessica Rodriguez , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Jonathan Schwartz is Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer. In addition to serving as UCI’s top lawyer, Schwartz oversees the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, which includes the following areas: Legal and Business Affairs, Corporate Compliance, Government Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Empowerment, Global Security, Standards and Practices and Advertising Review. Bringing together these functions under Schwartz’ leadership solidifies the Company’s commitment to lead by example as an ethical and fair company driven by its mission to inform, entertain and empower the communities it serves. Schwartz has also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Head of Government Relations, and Secretary for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.

Prior to joining UCI, Schwartz served as managing director and general counsel for JPMorgan’s Investment Bank. Previously, he was executive vice president and general counsel at Cablevision Systems. Prior to that, Schwartz held various roles, including senior vice president and deputy general counsel of Time Warner Inc., and as general counsel of online music company Napster.

Early in his career, Schwartz worked as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He then joined the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., and for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Schwartz graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and received his juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. He was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Cambridge University, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations. Schwartz was selected as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

Schwartz is a member of several non-profit boards, including the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors and the University of Pennsylvania Basketball Board.

Jonathan Schwartz , , , Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer

Margaret Lazo is Chief Human Resources Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this role, Lazo leads UCI’s human capital strategy including leadership development, succession planning, advancing diversity and inclusion, organizational design, employee relations, and compensation and benefits. In line with the organization, Lazo’s goal is to attract the finest talent in the industry to UCI while retaining and empowering the extraordinary team currently in place.

Lazo is an accomplished Human Resources leader. She joined UCI from GE Capital where she most recently served as Human Resources Leader for the North American Commercial Lending and Leasing businesses. While there, she oversaw the sale and disposition of a significant portfolio of assets along with the transition of employees to successor companies. From 2012 to 2013, she led Global Human Resources for GE Commercial Real Estate.

Prior to GE Capital, Lazo served in a number of human resources leadership roles at NBC Universal, including EVP of Human Resources for the cable & broadcast entertainment and digital properties, as well as SVP of Human Resources for Telemundo Communications Group (TCG) and VP of Human Resources for NBC’s owned television stations division. During her tenure, Lazo played a critical role during a period marked by high growth in cable networks, digital investment and transformation, the company’s strategic entry into the Spanish language market, and significant change for the broadcast businesses. She began her career in human resources management at retailer Macy’s.

Lazo holds a degree in Communications from St. John’s University. She currently serves on the Board of the Hispanic Federation, whose mission is to empower and advance the Hispanic community.

Margaret Lazo , , , Chief Human Resources Officer

John W. Eck is Chief Local Media Officer and executive vice president of Technology, Operations and Engineering at Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. He is responsible for oversight of UCI’s local business including the Company’s 126 television and radio stations in key markets across the country in addition to UCI’s technology, engineering, on-air operations, production and project management functions. Eck’s passion for leadership and experience driving technological innovation in large organizations is a vital asset to Univision.

Previously, Eck worked at NBC Universal for 18 years, most recently serving as president of Media Works. At NBCU, he oversaw both NBCU’s information, broadcasting and production technology, as well as NBCU’s television network, television station, and television and film studio operations. During his tenure at NBCU, Eck was responsible for leading various digital initiatives, including spearheading the digitization of NBCU’s production processes, executing NBCU’s enterprise digital asset management system and facilitating the adoption of standards for digital mobile broadcasting as a founding partner of the Open Mobile Video Coalition. He previously held various other executive, technology and financial positions within NBCU and General Electric.

John W. Eck , , , Chief Local Media Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology, Operations and Engineering

Juan Carlos Rodriguez is the president of Univision Deportes at Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. He leads Univision’s sports division across all platforms and reports directly to the CEO.

Since joining UCI, Rodriguez has spearheaded the acquisition of exclusive Spanish-language media rights to some of the most important properties and tournaments in sports, including Major League Soccer, the U.S. and Mexican National Teams, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Copa América Centenario, and 16 of the 18 teams that comprise the Liga MX Mexican Soccer League. Under his leadership, Univision Deportes renewed deals to air CONCACAF competitions, the Mexican National Team, the Formula 1 World Championship, in addition to Top Rank boxing, the World Series of Boxing, a renewed digital partnership with the NFL and a multimedia partnership with the NBA. Rodriguez also led UCI’s most successful FIFA World Cup ever for the 2014 tournament and has led Univision Deportes to win two Sport Emmy Awards for the first time in the company’s history.

Rodriguez also headed the development of the new Premios Univision Deportes, a sports awards program, and Expediente UD, the network’s new investigative series. Univision Deportes has grown in the digital space, launching the new Univision Deportes app which offers sports fans the ability to watch live sports via a computer or mobile device with a unique interactive experience that could be personalized to each individual fan. The brand also boasts a new 24/7 live streaming capability for UDN, providing fans with total access to Univision Deportes content whenever and wherever they want it.

Rodriguez has led UDN (Univision Deportes Network) to become the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the country in less than two years since its debut. Rodriguez has invested in a renowned talent roster, state of the art production sets and studios, and cutting edge technology, including new technology to produce live sports telecasts remotely.

Regarded as one of the top sports executives in the Americas, Rodriguez has an accomplished career in the industry. He joined Univision Deportes from Televisa Deportes Network (TDN) where he held the post of CEO and grew the brand to become Mexico’s sports content brand of choice. While at Televisa, he spearheaded the launch of TDN and its sister properties TDN HD, TDN2.0, TDN Centro America, and TDW, the No. 1 Mexican sports radio brand in Mexico. In addition, he successfully negotiated and acquired television and radio rights with FIFA, NFL, MLB, NBA, UEFA, RAI, CANAL PLUS, ISO, and more than 10,000 hours of sports programming with worldwide vendors.

Previously, Rodriguez was co-founder and CEO of Grupo Estadio. Under his leadership, Grupo Estadio became the leading partner for DIRECTV to produce and distribute the 2002 FIFA World Cup. A precursor to today’s TDN, Grupo Estadio was later acquired by Televisa. Prior to that role, he was a senior executive at Calzado Tecnico, an Adidas manufacturer in Mexico.

Rodriguez is the recipient of the 2015 Navigator Award, a Cynopsis Sports executive of the year recognition, and has been recognized twice by CableFax as “Most Influential Minorities in Cable.” He is founder of Con Pelotas, A.C., a non-profit organization which gives away soccer balls to children in southern Mexico.

Rodriguez is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at IPADE Business School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez , , , President, Univision Deportes

Rosemary Mercedes is Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.

In this role, Mercedes defines Univision’s overall communications strategy, including the media relations approach for all corporate and business matters, industry issues, and programming and talent publicity efforts. She works closely with a broad and varied range of constituents, partnering with senior leaders and across all business and corporate units to develop communications strategies that contribute to and advance UCI’s business plan and operating objectives.

An accomplished communications leader with nearly 20 years of public relations experience, Mercedes engages media and influencers through a lens that represents the increasingly diverse new American mainstream, while strategically positioning Univision as the innovative and influential company it is today.

Mercedes has played an integral role in building and executing some of Univision’s most successful communications and awareness campaigns over the past 10 years. Her impact has been recognized by the industry a number of times throughout her career; most recently Mercedes was named to The Holmes Report’s 2016 list of Rising Communications Leaders in North America, she was named among the Top Women in PR by PR News and as one of the Top 40 Under 40 PR Professionals in the U.S. by PR Week magazine. Mercedes also serves on the executive steering committee for eMERGE, UCI’s network of young professionals dedicated to representing the unique voice of next generation leaders.

Prior to Univision, she worked in various public relations roles across sectors, including non-profit and higher education. Her professional background includes international experience having worked at Halogen Communications, a public relations firm in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she partnered with clients across the education, social responsibility and property sectors.

Mercedes earned a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communications from Seton Hall University, where she also mentors current undergraduate students through the Communication Honors Associates Mentoring Program (CHAMP). She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.

Rosemary Mercedes , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

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