Michael Wortsman

Michael Wortsman

Michael-W-2In October 2007 Mr. Wortsman founded Hollywoodlaundromat.com, Inc., a company created to acquire and produce television, movies and online content. “<
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In 2008 Mr. Wortsman joined the board of Fisher Communications (NASDQ: FSCI), a 100+ year old Pacific Northwest broadcasting company. He served as Chairman of the Board thru May 2011. The company was subsequently sold to Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) for $41 a share. In January, 2010 Mr. Wortsman agreed to serve as interim CEO of Impremedia, LLC (www.impremedia.com), the number one Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. After assisting the board in finding a permanent CEO, Mr. Wortsman assumed the position of Chairman until March 2012 when the company was sold. He also previously served on the board of the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) and the Board of Directors of Entravision Communications (NYSE: EVC).

Univision is the leading Spanish-language media company in the USA. It owns and operates broadcast and cable networks, television and radio stations, and the leading Spanish language website in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Wortsman joined Univision as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development in 1993. He helped build the company from eight originally-purchased stations to over 60 stations, and he was named President of the Univision Television Group in 1997. In 2001, Univision acquired a major English-language TV station group and used it to launch and create a new Spanish language Network—Telefutura. Mr. Wortsman added the title of President of the Telefutura Station Group. Shortly after launching Telefutura, Univision entered the Puerto Rico market and as President of Univision of Puerto Rico, Mr. Wortsman helped create a hybrid network on the island, rechristening Channel 11 and Channel 9 as “Univision Puerto Rico.” In 2004 Mr. Wortsman launched “Unicine,” and added additional responsibilities as President of Univision Home Video.

Mr. Wortsman left Univision in April 2007 upon its LBO sale to a group of five private equity firms. Prior to joining Univision, Mr. Wortsman (a Graduate of San Jose State University) served in the US Navy and held various executive positions at ABC, FOX and NBC owned television and radio stations.