Don Browne, former Telemundo president, dies at 80

At NBC News, he was the executive in charge of 'Today' and helped launch 'Dateline'


Don Browne, the former president of the Telemundo Communications Group who led the broadcaster’s big push into original content, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at his home in Miami Beach. He was 80.

“Don leaves behind a legacy of championing Spanish-language media and Hispanics at Telemundo and throughout the industry,” Telemundo said in a statement. “A visionary leader, Don earned a national reputation for his leadership in the recruitment and career development of women and minorities. His memory as a dedicated father, husband, friend and mentor to so many will be cherished by all of his colleagues and the entire Telemundo family.”

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