Univision Communications president and COO Ray Rodriguez
is retiring, the company confirmed Aug. 14. Cesar Conde has been promoted to president of Univision
Networks while CEO Joe Uva will add responsibilities as president.
Rodriguez, 58, has spent 20 years of his career at the Spanish-language media
giant and has overseen its TV, radio and online assets. He
began his career in 1990 when the company was owned by Hallmark Network. He
worked his way up from senior VP of the network to president of the entire
multiplatform company. Rodriguez will retire at the end of the year.
Rodriguez began his career with Univision in 1990, when it was owned by the
Hallmark Network. Since that time, he has served as senior VP and
operating manager of the Univision Network, president of the Univision Network,
Galavision Network and the TeleFutura Network.
"Ray has been an invaluable part of the Univision family," said Uva in a statement. "I
want to personally thank him for his many contributions to the companys success,
as well as for his role in the popularization and proliferation of Hispanic
media in this country.
Rodriguez is the brother of Michael Rodriguez, who is senior VP of sales
and marketing for Univision rival Telemundo, owned by NBC Universal.