Fusion shuffles content team, ups Summa

Cable channel and digital net Fusion has shuffled its content team, with Keith Summa (pictured, right) promoted to SVP of content and programming, and George Lansbury (left) upped to SVP of production and programming. (Pictured, center: Alex Madrigal)
May 24, 2016

A month after Univision’s takeover of Fusion, the U.S. cable net is shuffling its content team.

Univision in April became the sole owner of the cable channel and digital net, following the exit of ABC from a JV between the two parties. During the takeover, Isaac Lee, chief news and digital officer for Univision, named Daniel Eilemberg as president and chief content officer at Fusion, with Boris Gartner serving as president and chief operating officer.

Eilemberg on Monday (May 23) announced a number of changes on the content side, including the promotion of Keith Summa (pictured, right) to senior VP of content and programming.

Summa will now oversee all content for the cable net and will continue to manage the investigative team and docuseries The Naked Truth while assuming executive responsibility for America with Jorge Ramos as well as news specials, docs and docuseries and topical comedy docs.

Summa will also be a part of the team that brings partner networks such as The Root and The Onion to a TV audience through Fusion.

In July of 2015, Summa was appointed as senior vice president of content innovation for Univision News.

Elsewhere, George Lansbury (left) has been promoted to senior VP of production and programming. In his expanded role, the exec will continue to oversee third-party productions, while adding oversight of the production management, post-production and network engineering teams.

Lansbury will be working with Jigar Mehta, VP of digital operations, on a series of projects.

Finally, Alexis Madrigal (center) has been promoted to senior VP of content and editor-in-chief.

More executive appointments are expected in the coming weeks.


About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.