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Latino Daily News

Thursday September 22, 2011

Former Chief NAFTA Negotiator for Mexico Named President of Telemundo Network

NBCUniversal announced today that Emilio Romano has been named President of Telemundo and will begin in October.  Romano will lead the Telemundo Spanish broadcast network and its 14 owned stations, including the Entertainment Division and Telemundo Studios, the No.1 producer of original Spanish-language content for U.S. Hispanic audiences.

Romano was the chief negotiator for more than 50 tax and customs treaties related to NAFTA.  More recently, 2004-2007, he was the CEO for Grupo Mexicana de Aviación, the airline filed for bankruptcy and ceased operating in 2010.

Romano will be taking over a very healthy business with great prospects with the growing Hispanic demographic. 

The network delivered its best season ever for the 2010-11 broadcast season, averaging more total viewers in prime time than ever before in the network’s history, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Telemundo was also the fastest-growing Spanish-language broadcast network during prime time among total viewers, with a larger increase over the 2009-10 season than its competitors.