James Goldston, President of ABC News, will join Isaac Lee, CEO of Fusion and President of Univision News, for a lively discussion about the growing impact of Hispanic millennials on the television industry during the 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The interview will be moderated by Alicia Menendez, host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, an irreverent weeknight news program on Fusion.
The Hispanic Television Summit is recognized as the signature annual conference for those in the business of television for Hispanic viewers and is presented by leading television business publications Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. The Summit attracts over 500 top executives in television distribution, programming, production, advertising, brand marketing, research, technology and finance from the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe.
According to recent data from the U.S. Census, 65% of today’s Hispanics are millennials, and one out of every five millennials in America is Hispanic. “We are thrilled to have these two dynamic executives join us to be interviewed by Alicia Menendez, who is herself an energetic millennial. This session demonstrates how significantly the Hispanic audience has changed in just a few years and how television in both the general and Hispanic markets is changing to appeal to younger Hispanics,” said Louis Hillelson, Vice President and Group Publisher of Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “It’s a whole new business. The generational shift in this audience is redefining what we now mean by the term Hispanic television.”
James Goldston was named to the post of President of ABC News in early 2014, when the previous president, Ben Sherwood, was appointed to head the Disney/ABC organization. Goldston is responsible for all aspects of ABC News’ broadcasts, including “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
Isaac Lee is CEO of Fusion and President of News for Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company serving Hispanic America. Lee is responsible for leading strategic and editorial oversight of all news programming and production across the Univision Networks, Univision Radio, Univision Television Group and the Company’s Digital platforms.
Fusion host Alicia Menendez provides irreverent commentary, one-on-one interviews with newsmakers and conversations with young voices across the country about the realities of sex, money and power. Her program, Alicia Menendez Tonight, airs Monday-Friday, at 9pm ET on Fusion.
The Hispanic Television Summit is produced by The Schramm Marketing Group, which is based in New York City.
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