Endemol Shine exec joins Telemundo in reality role

Former Endemol Shine Latino co-EVP Mauricio Piccone (pictured) has been named SVP of reality programming at the U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster.
December 15, 2015

Former Endemol Shine Latino co-EVP Mauricio Piccone (pictured) has been named SVP of reality programming at U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo.

Based in Miami, Piccone will work alongside Maria Lopez-Alvarez, SVP of reality programming, and both will report to Jesus Torres Viera, Telemundo’s executive vice president of programming and content.

He will be responsible for supervising in-house and external unscripted productions in the U.S. and Latin America, which will include reality series, specials, live event programs and new projects in development. He will also oversee relationships with third party producers and coproduction partners.

“His 20-year career in reality programming and strong interpersonal skills are a valuable asset in continuing to build on our momentum,” said Torres Viera of Piccone in a statement.

Prior to Telemundo, Piccone served as senior vice president and co-executive vice president at Endemol Shine Latino, and before that, he had served as an executive producer on such projects as Sony Entertainment Television’s Mexico’s Next Top Model and Endemol Mexico/Televisa’s Fear Factor.

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