February 23, 2018

Telemundo announced it has named Francisco 'Cisco' Suarez to Executive Vice President of Primetime Realities and Specials. Suarez previously served as Senior Vice President of Special Events for Univision Communications Inc.  Suarez will be based in Miami and report to Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Networks.

In this new role, Suarez will be responsible for overseeing in-house and third party produced primetime reality programming, live events, specials and music tent poles.  In addition, working closely with the Telemundo Network's programming team, Suarez will lead the development for new entertainment formats either through internal development or sourced externally via third-party format owners.

"We are excited to welcome Cisco to the Telemundo family and the network's senior management team," said Silberwasser. "He brings decades of experience creating, directing and producing highly-rated alternative programming and specials in the Spanish-language television industry.  His 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."

Most recently, Suarez was Senior Vice President of Special Events at Univision. He was responsible for producing and directing annual live events such as "Premio Lo Nuestro," "Premios Juventud," the "Latin Grammy Awards," and the "Nuestra Belleza Latina" beauty pageant.  He also produced the reality show "La Banda" and special events including "Selena Vive," a tribute concert to the late singer. During his time at Univision, he held several roles including Director of Project Development, Vice President and Director of Operations, and Vice President and Director of Special Events.



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