Responsible for programming, production, field and studio operations, marketing, promotions, and communications for FOX Deportes with the most diversified sports portfolio in Spanish-language media
Carlos Sanchez is Executive Vice President and General Manager of FOX Deportes, the leading U.S. Spanish-language sports network. He assumed the role in March 2014, and oversees programming, production, field and studio operations, marketing, promotions, and communications for the network with the most diversified sports portfolio in Spanish-language media.
Prior to FOX Deportes, Sanchez was President & General Manager of Telemundo Nueva York, New York’s first Spanish language station serving the tri-state area for more than 48 years. Under his leadership the station underwent a major transformation in technology, content and structure. He also led his team through the addition of new weekend and morning newscasts as well as an upgrade of its facilities into a state of the art studio, set and control room. Under his guidance, the station received multiple awards including several New York State Senate Proclamations, many Hispanic Community Organization recognitions and numerous Emmy’s including “Best Newscast” in 2012. The station also achieved the highest rated late local newscast in the market regardless of language for 2012.
A key player in the broadcast media industry, Sanchez served as Vice President and General Manager of Telemundo stations in Las Vegas and Denver from 2005-2008. During his tenure, he oversaw the acquisition and integration of the Las Vegas station into the NBC Universal Owned and Operated stations group.
Sanchez began his career in broadcasting as an Account Manager with the Univision affiliate in San Diego, CA. He then joined the Telemundo family as General Manager of the San Diego affiliate in 2000, overseeing a dual location television station with operations on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico borders.
Firmly committed to local community involvement, Sanchez currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Committee on Hispanic Children and Families, the Nielsen Local Alliance Advisory Board and is a member of the Board of Directors for Repertorio Español. In 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg named Sanchez a Commissioner to New York City’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission (LMEC). Sanchez is also a member of the Television Academy.
A native of Baja California, Mexico, Sanchez currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.