Fusion announced that veteran journalist Isaac Lee will become Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. In this new role Lee, who will continue to serve as President of Univision News, will be responsible for all programming and business aspects of Fusion.
Fusion is a news, pop culture and lifestyle television and digital network. It will engage and champion a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of original reporting and satire programming that is smart and irreverent. Fusion launches in millions of homes nationwide on 10/28 — its digital platform will launch 10/21. Fusion is a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network.
Said Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications: “Isaac is one of the most creative executives I know. His innovation and commitment makes him the right person in this expanded role.”
“Isaac is a visionary and a true leader. We are delighted that he’ll now bring his energy, passion and programming genius to Fusion full time,” said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
Lee has been leading teams of journalists for nearly 15 years at prominent organizations serving Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2001, he founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of influential English-language magazine PODER. Since joining the Company, Univision’s award-winning news division has seen impressive audience growth across all its broadcasts and platforms.