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Telemundo poaches Endemol Shine reality exec

Telemundo has recruited Mauricio Piccone as senior VP of reality programming at the Latino network.

Mauricio PicconePiccone joins from the Latino arm of Endemol Shine Group, where he was SVP, working on US Hispanic-focused formats.

He has exec produced Mexico’s Next Top Model and Televisa’s version of Fear Factor.

At NBCU-owned Telemundo he will oversee in-house and third-party reality shows and development projects.

Piccone will report to Jesus Torres Viera, executive VP of programming and content.

Viera said: “As our breadth of realities expands, we are thrilled to have Mauricio join our team to lead our strong reality programming strategy at Telemundo,” said Torres Viera.

“His 20-year career in reality programming and strong interpersonal skills are a valuable asset in continuing to build on our momentum.”