Focus Areas: Current Events and News
Previous Speaking Engagements: National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Conference
Isaac Lee is president of News and Digital for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading Spanish-language media company serving Hispanic America. Lee is also chief executive officer of Fusion, a multi-platform media company that serves a young, diverse, and inclusive millennial generation. Fusion delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture, and satire content that is both smart and irreverent across its TV and digital platforms.
Lee is responsible for leading News across the enterprise, which includes strategic and editorial oversight of programming and production across the Univision Networks, Univision Radio, Univision Television Group and the Company’s Digital platforms.
During his tenure, Univision News has been recognized for its quality journalism and commitment to informing its audience, winning duPont, Peabody, IRE and National Headliner Awards for its investigative reporting, as well as a Cronkite Award and a King of Spain International Journalism Award for Excellence in Political Journalism among other prestigious journalism, documentary and investigative awards. Results have also been reflected in continued audience growth. Univision’s news properties report audience growth among the key demographics.
Lee’s focus and mission is to tell the stories that matter most to the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic community. He has pushed his team to go beyond day-to-day reporting and pursue in-depth stories on the issues that most affect people’s lives, always with the aim of fulfilling journalism’s role of vigilance and service to the public.
Under his stewardship, Univision News established a landmark joint venture with Disney/ABC to launch Fusion, a news, lifestyle and entertainment network that serves a diverse, digitally-connected millennial audience.
Lee has helped Univision News expand its brand and credibility by strengthening its news team and expanding its news operations by adding award-winning Investigative and Documentary Units. For the first time in the company’s 50-year history, Univision News expanded its Spanish-language offering by adding English-language content on digital platforms, continuing to meet its commitment to inform, engage and empower the U.S. Hispanic community.
Lee has been leading journalistic teams for nearly 15 years at prominent publications serving Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin America. He founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of influential magazine PODER. Lee has been honored by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) with their Next Generation Leader Award for the launch of Fusion, and has been recognized on the CableFax100 list as Game Changers in the cable industry.
Lee currently serves on the board of the Associated Press. He is also a member of the Journalism Board of ProPublica, the Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Board of the International Center for Journalists.
Lee can be followed on Twitter via @isaacleep