On February 18th 2015 The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the next recipient for the acclaimed Board of Trustees’ Award to be distributed at the gala held in its honor on Thursday, June 4th in New York City. The esteemed media executive in question: Randy Falco; President and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI)
While Falco’s list of noted accomplishments are manifold, his most standout achievements include trademarking NBC as the ‘network of the Olympics’, initiating the merger between NBC-Universal after which he was named President of NBC-Universal Television in 2004, stepping in as acting Chairman and CEO of AOL from 2006-2009 while it rebranded itself transitioning to an advertising-based business model, and assisting Univision in growing from a small niche network marketed solely towards the Hispanic community to a worldwide media venture! According to Chuck Dages, NATAS Chairman, “Randy Falco has been a trailblazer in every facet of the television business he has touched!”
Having recently been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2013 additional honors include, the Frank Stanton Award in 2007, the Ballet Hispanico Gala Honor 2013, and MALDEF Legacy Leader Award 2012, CableFax 100”Above it All” 2012 and 2013, Museum of Moving Image Honor 2012, along with several Emmys for NBC’s Olympic coverage. His tireless work supporting children’s causes including the Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital along with the establishment of the first Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teleton USA in San Antonio Texas has not gone unnoticed.
Mr. Falco earned an M.B.A. and a bachelor’s degree of science, both in finance from Iona College. In 2001 he was also commemorated with an honorary doctorate from his alma mater. Falco also sits on the board of the Smithsonian and Ronald McDonald House.
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