Don Browne to leave Telemundo

Don Browne, president of NBC Universal-owned Telemundo, is leaving the US Spanish language broadcaster in June.

Browne, who was in charge of the US cable network as well as its production arm and its international distribution division Telemundo International, will step down on June 3, the eighth anniversary of his arrival at the company.

This comes after Comcast took control of NBC Universal in January and chief executive Brian Roberts and Steve Burke announced that they wanted to improve ratings and revenues at Telemundo. Lauren Zalaznick, chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment and digital networks and integrated media, who was responsible for the success of Bravo, was also brought in to oversee the network.

Browne was responsible for Telemundo’s drive into original programming and was in charge of its Florida-based production studio, which produced telenovelas including La Reina Del Sur.

NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke said: “Don Browne has had an outstanding career as a broadcaster and executive, from his years as a bureau chief and executive vice president of NBC News to his tenure most recently at Telemundo, which under his leadership has become an extremely exciting part of our portfolio. We are grateful for what he has accomplished and wish him all the best on a well-deserved retirement.”

A replacement will be announced in the coming months.