Telemundo’s Escobar to Get Production Deal

Dec 8, 2006  •  Post A Comment

After 13 years with NBC and Telemundo and three years as head of programming for Telemundo, Ramon Escobar is leaving the Spanish-language network at the end of the year and returning to his production roots.

He will take with him a deal to develop content for Telemundo’s broadcast, cable and digital platforms, Telemundo President Don Browne was expected to announce internally Friday.

Mr. Escobar’s career has taken him from sports at New York Univision station WXTV-TV and to NBC-owned WTVJ-TV in Miami. He also logged stops at MSNBC as VP of news programming in 2002 and returned to Miami as a key member of the team helping to integrate NBC and Telemundo operations after it was purchased by the Peacock Network.

He managed news, creative services and local programming for the Telemundo-owned stations until moving to the network entertainment side, where he has launched 25 shows and overseen 13 consecutive months of ratings growth.

Mr. Escobar’s successor is expected to be announced soon.