NBC's Browne new ops chief for Telemundo

May 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/27/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 41, p72
NBC on Tuesday took a tighter grip on its Telemundo Corp. network by replacing operations chief Alan Sokol with the president and general manager of NEC's Miami station, Donald Browne. Browne who has been with NBC since 1979 and has a strong background in news, will oversee Telemundo's 15 owned and-operated stations as well as relations with its 32 affiliates, network news, engineering, Telemundo Studios and its mun2 cable network. The resignation of Sokol, who guided Miami-based Telemundo through its $2 billion acquisition by NBC and its earlier acquisition by Sony Corp. and Liberty Media, comes amid signs that the No. 2 Hispanic network is losing market share to its larger rival, Univision Communications Inc. James McNamara, president and CEO of Telemundo, a subsidiary of GE's NBC unit, disclosed other changes in the reporting structure.


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