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NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde to receive the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Media Award

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Conde, who leads the largest news organization in the nation, joins multiple Grammy/Latin Grammy winners Café Tacvba, Grammy Award nominee, Omar Apollo, and the Fastest-growing Mexican-American food brand Siete Family Foods, as honorees announced for the 36th Hispanic Heritage Awards’ September 29th broadcast on PBS.

Stay tuned for more honoree announcements.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Cesar Conde – Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, the largest news organization in the country, encompassing NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC News NOW, Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal Local– will receive the Hispanic Heritage Media Award during the 36th Hispanic Heritage Awards on Thursday, September 7th, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  The program will be broadcast nationally on PBS on Friday September 29, 2023, and will stream on PBS.org.

Under Conde’s leadership, NBCU News Group has increased its position as the most watched news organization in the United States, reaching more than seven in 10 adults every month. It has accelerated its leading position across all platforms, making substantial investments in digital and streaming news. Its streaming network, NBC News NOW, continues to achieve record-breaking viewership numbers and is the fastest-growing streaming news network in the country.

Conde established NBCU Academy, the award-winning journalism training program, which partners with 45 institutions of higher education across the country. Free and accessible to everyone, its goal is to help increase diversity by gender, race, geography, socio-economic background and perspective in the journalism profession.

“Cesar Conde is a special leader, who profoundly understands the value Latinos bring the industry.” said Antonio Tijerino, HHF President and CEO. “We are thrilled to recognize how Cesar’s bold vision and meaningful actions have made  an impact throughout the journalism profession and, more broadly, the media industry.”

Previously, Conde was Chairman of NBCU International Group and Telemundo Enterprises. Prior to NBCU, Conde was President of Univision Networks. He also served as a White House Fellow for Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002–2003.

Conde serves on the board of directors of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) and is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and a Board Member of Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The historic Hispanic Heritage Awards, which were created by the White House to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Watch the playlist for last year’s awards HERE & Check out HHF past honorees.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round mission focused on education, workforce, social impact and culture through the lens of leadership.  HHF is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.hispanicheritage.org and follow the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and TikTok.

About PBS 

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For more information on the 36th Hispanic Heritage Awards, please contact John Reilly at (jreilly@jrprmusic.com)

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Jessica Herrera (Jessica@HispanicHeritage.org).

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