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News Veteran Escobar Joins Sucherman

Sep 10, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Ramon Escobar, a veteran of news and entertainment in the Spanish- and English-language TV world, has left NBC Universal, where he has spent the last 13 years, and joined Sucherman Consulting Group.
“Ramon has run local and network newsrooms, he’s developed shows for cable and has been an entertainment programming head,” said Stuart F. Sucherman, chairman and CEO of the media consulting firm, in a statement. “Simply put, he has the market and operations expertise required to address the unique challenges faced by our clients. His in-depth knowledge of U.S. Hispanic media and Latin America will also add the experience we need to continue our expansion into this burgeoning field.”
Mr. Escobar, who will be based in New York, will focus on developing new clients in the areas of news and entertainment as well as the growing U.S. Hispanic and Latin American media markets; consulting on programming strategy and organizational design; news talent coaching and newsroom training/consulting; and executive media training, executive presentations and coaching.
After getting his start in local sports and news at Univision-owned WXTV-TV and Telemundo-owned WNJU-TV in the early 1990s in New York City, Mr. Escobar was hired by NBC-owned WTVJ-TV in Miami, where he was named VP and news director in 1997.
NBC called him to New York in 2000 as MSNBC executive producer of dayside programming, later promoting him to VP of live news coverage and daytime programming. After NBC acquired Telemundo, Mr. Escobar became senior VP of news and creative services for Telemundo-owned stations, playing a key role in integrating Telemundo and NBC station operations.
Most recently, he was Telemundo’s senior executive VP for entertainment.

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