Cesar Conde is Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group. In this role, Conde has oversight of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC News NOW, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Group and NBCUniversal Local.
Under Conde’s leadership, NBCUniversal News Group has increased its position as the most-viewed news organization in America, reaching about seven in 10 American adults each month across its broadcast, cable, streaming and digital platforms. After making substantial investments in digital and streaming, the News Group became the number one digital news organization in the U.S. for the first time in its history. Its 24/7 streaming network, NBC News NOW, is the fastest-growing streaming news network in the country and continues to achieve record-breaking viewership numbers, along with significant domestic and international distribution growth.
In 2020 shortly after arriving at the News Group, Conde established a bold initiative to build trust with its widely diverse audiences by increasing diversity among team members by gender, race, geography, socio-economic background and perspective. Central to that initiative is the award-winning NBCU Academy, a multiplatform journalism training program for four-year university and community college students, which partners with 45 academic institutions serving traditionally underrepresented communities.
Previously, Conde was Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. As Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group, Conde was responsible for the operations and international expansion of NBCUniversal businesses outside of North America.
As Chairman of NBCU Telemundo Enterprises, Conde oversaw the leading media properties that serve Hispanics worldwide. He was instrumental in building NBCU Telemundo Enterprises into a world-class media company that produces and distributes high-quality Spanish-language content across a range of broadcast, cable and digital properties. Conde repositioned Telemundo to become the premier Spanish-language network, propelling the network to rank number one for the first time in its history in primetime among key consumer demographics.
Conde joined NBCUniversal in October 2013 as Executive Vice President of NBCU International and NBCU Digital Enterprises. Prior to NBCUniversal, he was President of Univision Networks. He is credited with transforming the Spanish-language media company into a leading global, multi-platform media brand.
Prior to Univision, Conde served as a White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003. He also worked for StarMedia Network, the first internet company focused on Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audiences globally, and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney.
Conde serves on the board of directors of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP). He is also a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a Board Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.