Browne Replaces McNamara as Telemundo CEO

Apr 6, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Telemundo Chief Operating Officer Don Browne has been named president and CEO of the NBC-owned Spanish-language network, replacing Jim McNamara. Telemundo announced Wednesday that Mr. McNamara will leave the network to pursue what the company described as “outside production opportunities.”

Mr. Browne will start his new position April 8. He will report to NBC Universal Television Networks Group President Randy Falco.

Mr. Browne will assume day-to-day responsibility for all of Telemundo, including operations and programming at the company’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as its studio.

Mr. Browne was part of the team that launched Telemundo Network News in 1987 and was a key figure in the NBC team involved in purchasing Telemundo. Before that, he served as president and general manager of NBC station WTVJ-TV in Miami. He was involved in integrating the first NBC-Telemundo station duopoly in that market. Before joining WTVJ, Mr. Browne was an executive VP at NBC News in New York; he held the position of Miami bureau chief before that.

Mr. McNamara’s resignation coincides with the end of his current employment contract.