Jonathan Schwartz Named Univision Communications General Counsel

  Jonathan Schwartz Named Univision Communications General Counsel

  Appointment Part of Planned Succession Following Retirement of C. Douglas

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 26, 2012

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic
America, today announced that Jonathan Schwartz, 51, has been named general
counsel of Univision Communications. Schwartz succeeds C. Douglas Kranwinkle,
72, executive vice president and general counsel for 12 years, who announced
last year he would be retiring after a distinguished 47-year career in law.

Schwartz most recently served as managing director and general counsel for
JPMorgan’s Investment Bank. Previously, he spent six years at Cablevision
Systems as executive vice president and general counsel. Prior to that,
Schwartz held various roles including senior vice president and deputy general
counsel of Time Warner Inc., and as general counsel of online music company
Napster. Early in his career, Schwartz worked as a federal prosecutor in the
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for five years.
He then joined the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he
worked for Attorney General Janet Reno and then Deputy Attorney General Eric
Holder. Schwartz was also a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S.
Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., and for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the
U.S. Supreme Court. Schwartz received his juris doctorate degree from Stanford
Law School in 1986 and graduated from The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania in 1983 with a bachelor’s of science degree in economics. He was
also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Cambridge University, where he
earned a master’s degree in international relations.

Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications, said: “Doug has
been an outstanding counselor and contributor to Univision for more than a
decade. He’s a leader in the industry and I’m fortunate to have benefited from
his trusted advice and valued friendship. As a vital member of Univision’s
senior leadership team, Doug was instrumental in the Company’s evolution into
a leading multi-media company in a competitive, changing environment. His keen
judgment, leadership, industry knowledge and sense of humor made it an
absolute privilege to work with him. I want to thank Doug for his significant
contributions and for agreeing to remain a consultant to the board and

Falco continued, “While we will certainly miss Doug, I am delighted that our
extensive, nationwide search -- which included candidates of the highest
caliber -- resulted in Jonathan joining the Univision family. Having been a
member of the senior management teams of industry leaders including
Cablevision and Time Warner, Jonathan is recognized as a legal expert within
the media space and brings over two decades of relevant experience. I would
like to welcome him to the team and am confident that he will contribute
significantly to our continued growth.”

Haim Saban, chairman of Univision, commented: “On behalf of the Board, we are
extremely grateful to Doug for his twelve years of unwavering dedication and
service to Univision. He has provided thoughtful insight and extraordinary
leadership during a time of great change at Univision and rapid evolution in
the media industry. He is an outstanding advocate for the company as well as
the community we serve. We wish him the very best in this new chapter.”

Saban continued, “We are very fortunate that Jonathan will be joining
Univision to lead our legal efforts, and are confident his deep industry
knowledge will prove to be a tremendous asset to our Company’s future.”

“It’s been a great privilege to work at Univision. I'm proud of what we have
accomplished as a team over the last decade, but even prouder of how the
Company is positioned for the future,” said Kranwinkle. “Helping build a
company that serves as such an important voice for the Hispanic community has
been one of the most gratifying aspects of my career, and I’m confident that
with the world-class team in place, Univision will emerge as the No. 1 media
company in any language in the very near future. I am looking forward to my
retirement, spending more time with my family while continuing to contribute
in my consultancy role at the Company and as I embark on this next phase of my

“I am honored to be selected as the new general counsel of Univision,” said
Schwartz. “There are few companies in this country with a growth story as
exciting as Univision’s, and I’m grateful to become a part of such a unique
enterprise. I look forward to working with the management team, employees and
Board to help drive the Company’s long-term success.”

Schwartz will be based in New York and will report to Randy Falco. The Company
also announced that Phyllis Verdugo, a 15-year veteran of Univision and
currently the executive vice president and deputy general counsel, will
relocate to New York.

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving
Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five
broadcast networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched
Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country which is
available in approximately 96% of U.S. Hispanic television households;
TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television
network which is available in approximately 88% of U.S. Hispanic television
households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the leading
Spanish-language cable television network in the United States, which is
available in approximately 10 million U.S. Hispanic households, as well as
Univision tlnovelas, Univision Deportes and ForoTV, new 24-hour cable networks
dedicated to novelas, sports and news, respectively; Univision Emerging
Networks, LLC which includes a suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De
Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision
Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and
other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television
Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in the United States
and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the largest Spanish-language broadcasting
company in the United States which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations,
including 64 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and five
radio stations in Puerto Rico; Digital, which owns and operates a network of
national and local online and mobile sites including, the
country’s leading Spanish-language online publisher, which features
comprehensive entertainment, news and information and continues to be the #1
most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision
Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products
and services for the Hispanic mobile market, and Univision Partner Group, a
specialized advertising and publisher network comprised of Spanish-language
publishers. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network
operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in
major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit


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