In a surprise announcement, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises revealed that Hispanic media industry veteran Luis Silberwasser will be leaving the company on October 1. He’s served as Telemundo Networks President for four years, and his exit comes amid widely reported turmoil at Telemundo’s No. 1 competitor — Univision Communications. It also comes as Azteca América is gearing up for a massive relaunch.
Peter Faricy joins Discovery from Amazon, where he led the growth of the Amazon Marketplace, the company’s third-party seller business, and previously led Amazon’s successful music and movies categories. Faricy has also held leadership roles at Borders Group, Ford, and McKinsey.