Univision Taps President & COO for UCI Networks


Univision Communications has named Jessica Rodríguez president and chief operating officer of UCI Networks, a newly created role that is effective immediately.

As president and COO, Rodríguez will manage daily operations of UCI’s television networks while also developing and executing the channels’ strategies. Lourdes Díaz, president of entertainment, will report to Rodríguez.

Rodríguez will work under Isaac Lee, chief content officer at UCI and Grupo Televisa. She will also continue to serve as chief marketing officer at UCI, reporting to Randy Falco, president and CEO.

Before becoming chief marketing officer, Rodríguez was executive VP of program scheduling and promotions. Prior to that, she was senior VP of Univision Cable Networks.

“Jessica has been a critical member of our team for nearly 20 years and has played a major part in UCI’s continued transformation as a leading multiplatform media company and content creator,” remarked Falco. “In addition to remaining UCI’s outstanding CMO, she is the ideal person to seize the opportunities that will be created by adjusting our organizational structure at the UCI networks to become more streamlined and allow even more seamless collaboration with our partners at Televisa. The unified content teams for Univision and Televisa are working very well together, and this will help further accelerate the integration and success of our partnership.”

Lee noted: “Jessica is a tenacious leader with an impressive skill set and expertise that extends far beyond her existing role as CMO. I look forward to working closely with her in this expanded capacity to drive increased integration and alignment across the organization that positions our network programming and partnership with Televisa for long-term success.”

“I am excited to build on my role with UCI by expanding my impact at the networks,” added Rodríguez. “No company is better positioned than UCI to serve a diverse, rising America, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues and our partners to ensure we are delivering the best, most valuable content to our audiences.”