Fox Deportes has hired Telemundo station veteran Carlos Sanchez to head the network.
Sanchez will lead Fox Deportes as executive vice president and general manager, reporting to Jeff Krolik, president of Fox Sports Regional Networks. He replaces Vincent Cordero, who held the same positions before he left for HBO Latin America in October
Sanchez joins Fox Deportes, which counts more than 21 million subscribers, including 6.5 million Hispanic households, from Telemundo WNJU-TV in New York, where he served as president and GM, pushing the station to multiple New York Emmy Awards, including best “Evening Newscast” in 2012. In addition, Sanchez oversaw a major overhaul of the station’s content and technology, which included launching new weekend and morning newscasts and upgrading its facilities into a state-of-the-art studio, set, and control room.
Prior to his stint with Telemundo in New York, Sanchez worked as vice president and GM of Telemundo stations in Las Vegas and Denver from 2005-2008. During his tenure, he oversaw the acquisition and integration of the Las Vegas station into the NBC Universal owned-and-operated stations group.
“Carlos is a talented executive with an impressive track record,” said Krolik. “We look forward to his leading Fox Deportes and solidifying the network as the leader in Spanish-language sports television.”
Noted Sanchez: "I'm honored to join Fox Deportes and lead such a talented team of individuals. I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the company in the Hispanic market and help maintain its position as the leader in the industry.”
The network’s portfolio encompasses coverage of UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, Copa Total Sudamericana, Major League Baseball's regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series, plus NFL and college football action. It also presents ring sports with Golden Boy Promotions Boxing and UFC, and is on track with NASCAR.