Jose Sariego is the Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Telemundo Media. He is based in Miami and reports to the CEO of Telemundo Media.
In this role, Sariego serves as main counsel and strategic business partner to the leadership team, managing all business, legal and music affairs, including the negotiation of unscripted and scripted programming development and production deals. His responsibilities include negotiating and executing program acquisitions, talent agreements, integration deals and content licensing agreements, as well as developing and supervising all programming deal structures and documentation.
Mr. Sariego joined Telemundo from HBO Latin America, a pay television channel distributor in Latin America, where he served as the senior vice president, business & legal affairs. Prior to HBO, he was the senior vice president, general counsel of MasTec, Inc., an international telecommunications contractor. Mr. Sariego also was a partner in the international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren. Earlier in his career, Sariego worked as a journalist at The Miami Herald. Born in Cuba, Mr. Sariego is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. He is a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the Korean martial art.
Mr. Sariego received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Journalism and Latin American Studies from University of Florida.