×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Univision Chief Revenue Officer Tonia O’Connor Is Latest Senior Executive to Depart

Tonia O’Connor has resigned her post as chief revenue officer for Univision, marking the latest in a string of senior executive departures at the Spanish-language giant.

O’Connor’s departure comes amid the CEO regime change at Univision — Vincent Sadusky took the reins from Randy Falco in late May. Since then, chief content officer Isaac Lee and programming chief Lourdes Diaz have department.

O’Connor had been with Univision since January 2008. She helped the company expand its portfolio of broadcast, cable, and digital channels from three to 17, and she steered its push into content licensing and tailoring content for digital and mobile platforms.

“For more than a decade, Tonia O’Connor has been a key figure in transforming Univision from a niche media asset into a major player in the U.S. media landscape,” Univision’s board of directors said in a statement. “We greatly appreciate her leadership and the important role she played in driving the company’s growth, negotiating complex transactions and developing new revenue streams. We thank her and wish her well and continued success in her new endeavors.”

Univision’s transition also spurred the company to put its Fusion Media Group digital arm on the block. Lee had previously championed the company’s acquisitions of numerous digital media firms, including the Onion and the Gizmodo group of brands.

Univision’s realignment also comes after the company formally scrapped its plan to mount an IPO. The company is seen as an acquisition target at a time of growing M&A activity for established media brands. Univision’s dominance of the U.S. Spanish-language TV market has been challenged during the past two years by NBCUniversal’s Telemundo.

O’Connor spent 13 years at Gemstar-TV Guide before joining Univision.

More TV

  • The Rook

    'The Rook,' Shondaland, Ted Sarandos Among Programming for SeriesFest 2019 (EXCLUSIVE)

    The fifth edition of SeriesFest will deliver panels and programming designed to celebrate individual talent as well as companies who are “taking creative risks and leveraging advances in technology to reimagine storytelling.” On the linup is Starz’s upcoming supernatural thriller “The Rook,” a panel with the creatives behind Shondaland, a look at LGBTQ representation on [...]

  • BBC Orders Spoof Talk Show Fronted

    Spoof Talk Show Fronted by an Animated Vladimir Putin Coming to the BBC

    The BBC will air a spoof talk-show fronted by an animated Vladimir Putin. The U.K. pubcaster has ordered two pilot episodes of “Tonight With Vladimir Putin,” a semi-scripted talk show hosted by a CGI representation of the Russian leader. The first guest will be Alistair Campbell, a former high-ranking political spin doctor in the U.K. [...]

  • Upcoming Fantasy Shows Like 'Game of

    10 Upcoming Shows to Watch if You're Mourning 'Game of Thrones'

    Millions of people’s Sunday night routines are ruined now that “Game of Thrones” is over, and there are holes in their hearts as big as the hole in The Wall that are aching for a new fantasy series to fill them. Several prequel series are on their way, but as there’s no word on just [...]

  • Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi

    'Game of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi: 'I'm Still in Denial'

    Since the first season, Ramin Djawadi has composed the music for “Game of Thrones” and created the epic tunes, including the iconic theme song, heard over the series’ most memorable moments. With the series finished, he talked with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 about his experience on the show and an upcoming 20-city [...]

  • TUPAC SHAKUR black panther collection

    ‘Defiant Ones’ Director to Helm Docuseries on Tupac, Who Assaulted Him in 1993

    Director Allen Hughes, who helmed the award-winning HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones,” has closed a deal with Tupac Shakur’s estate for a five-part docuseries for which he will have full access to all of the late rapper’s released and unreleased recordings, writings and poetry, according to an announcement from his rep. The announcement says the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content