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Luis Fernández

Luis Fernández

Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Luis Fernández is Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a world-class media company and industry leader in the production and distribution of premium Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. He oversees the company’s fast-growing multiplatform portfolio, including Telemundo’s flagship broadcast network and its entertainment, sports and news programming units, its digital and streaming platforms and the Universo cable network. He reports directly to Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal News Group.

Prior to this role, Fernández served as Executive Vice President of Network News for Telemundo. As the leader of Telemundo’s Emmy Award-winning, multiplatform news department, he oversaw all operations and editorial direction, significantly expanding its news programming during his tenure, launching new shows such as Noticias Telemundo Mediodia and Noticias Telemundo at 11:35 p.m., as well as new franchises including Noticias Telemundo Investiga and Telemundo Planeta Tierra, the first environmental reporting unit in Spanish-language television news. Fernández also led major investments that allowed Noticias Telemundo to double its number of correspondents and upgrade its award-winning news sets. 

A seasoned and well-respected entertainment, news and sports media executive, Fernández previously served as International CEO of Real Madrid for the Asia-Pacific Region, where he played a key role in expanding its brand reach to new audiences worldwide. Before this, he was President of Entertainment and President of Univision Studios for Univision Communications, developing some of the highest-rated broadcast and digital programs during a historic ratings period for the company. 

Fernández also served as Executive President of Radio Television Española (RTVE), where he was responsible for the company’s operations across television, radio and digital divisions. His prior leadership roles extend through multiple media organizations in Spain, including Canal+, Telecinco, Cadena SER, Radio EL PAÍS and Cadena COPE. Additionally, he served as General Manager of Plural Entertainment, a television and film production company owned by Grupo Prisa, and was named CEO of PROMOFILM US, where he executive produced several films.  

Fernández has been recognized on the Cablefax Diversity List and the Cablefax100, named “Professional Spaniard of the Year in the U.S.” by the U.S. and Spain’s Chamber of Commerce and was presented with the keys to the City of Miami. His work has been honored with numerous Emmy Awards, including for “Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish” and “Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in Spanish.” He is a recipient of the Premios Ondas for “Best Specialized Program” from his tenure at Telecinco, where he launched Spain’s first digital television newsroom. 

Fernández holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2016 by King Juan Carlos I.