New York - Jan 18, 2011 - Randy Falco, former chairman and chief executive officer of AOL and president and chief operating officer of NBC Universal Television Group, has joined Univision Communications as executive vice president and chief operating office. Falco will oversee all revenue-driving functions for the company, including advertising sales, distribution sales and affiliate relations, as well as the operations of the company's television and radio station groups, corporate marketing, research and corporate business development. Falco will be based in New York and report to Joe Uva, president and chief executive officer of Univision Communications.
Falco joins an executive leadership team that includes Cesar Conde, president of Univision Networks, Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media, Andrew Hobson, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer and C. Douglas Kranwinkle, executive vice president and general counsel, all of whom report to Uva.
Previously Falco held the position of chairman and chief executive officer of AOL where he was responsible for all business and strategic operations of the web services provider. Prior to AOL, Falco spent more than 30 years in varying roles at NBC Universal, culminating with his role as president and chief operating officer of NBC Universal Television Group. In that role, Falco was responsible for the group's operating and commercial functions, including advertising sales, affiliate relations, business development, cable distribution, global television distribution, IT and network and studio operations. In addition, he was also responsible for Telemundo. Prior to that, Falco held numerous positions throughout NBC Universal, including group president of NBC Television Network from 1998-2004 and president of broadcast and network operations from 1993-1998. Falco was also chief operating officer of NBC Universal's Olympics operations in Salt Lake City in 2002, Sydney in 2000, Atlanta in 1996, and Barcelona in 1992.