Focus Areas: Current Events and News
Previous Speaking Engagements: National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Conference
Isaac Lee is president of News for Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company serving Hispanic America. Mr. 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 Peabody, IRE and National Headliner Awards for its investigative reporting, as well as a Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism among other prestigious journalism, documentary and investigative awards. Results have also been reflected in continued audience growth. In 2013 all of Univision’s news properties are reporting impressive season-to-date audience growth among the key demographics.
Mr. 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 ABC News to launch Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news network aimed at the growing Latino demographic with the idea of bringing together diverse cultures and giving Latinos a voice in the American conversation.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 most recently founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of influential magazine PODER.
He serves as a member of the Journalism Board of ProPublica and the International Advisory Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. @isaacleep