Telemundo Names Francisco Ponce VP of On-Air Talent Management
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today the appointment of Francisco Ponce to the position of Vice President of On-Air Talent Management. In this role, he will oversee on-air talent relations, helping to develop and execute a unified on-air talent strategy across the division. Ponce will be based in Miami and will report to Claudia Foghini, Executive Vice President, Talent and Production Management Services at Telemundo Networks and Studios."We are delighted to welcome Francisco to the NBCU Telemundo Enterprises family," said Foghini. "He brings decades of talent management experience and relationships in media, which will help us to strengthen our talent management strategy and further develop our brands." In coordination with the network's publicity department, Ponce will help facilitate the promotion of Telemundo and Universo on-air talent across all NBCUniversal platforms and he will work closely with the sales teams to identify and coordinate on-air talent for partnership opportunities. Previously, Ponce was CEO and President of In2ition Entertainment, a talent management and public relations company specializing in Latin and cross-over talent working alongside some of the industries' biggest agencies like William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and United Talent Agency (UTA). He started his career at Pop Media Group (PMG), managing talent worldwide, and later oversaw the production department when PMG joined forces with Estefan Enterprises. Ponce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida International University. About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises: NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises encompasses TELEMUNDO, a Spanish-language television network reaching 94% of Hispanic TV households and featuring original scripted and non-scripted productions, theatrical motion pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events; Telemundo Studios, the leading producer of original Spanish-language primetime content in the U.S.; the Telemundo Station Group, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets, through its 17 owned stations and 54 broadcast affiliates in the US and Puerto Rico; Universo, the fastest growing Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S. bringing immersive original programming and the world's top sports franchises to more than 40 million households; Telemundo International, the second largest distributor of Spanish-language content in the world, reaching more than 120 countries in over 40 languages; and its Digital Media unit, which creates and distributes original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, apps,www.telemundo.com and www.nbcuniverso.com, and operates Fluency Productions, the company's multi-format, multi-platform production studio. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.