Speaker Robert Baltazar

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Robert Baltazar

Vice President, TV Programming DEI, NBCU Launch


Robert Baltazar is NBCU Launch's Vice President, TV Programming DEI, servicing NBC, NBCU's cable networks, streaming platform Peacock, as well as the Universal Studio Group. In this role, he oversees the TV creative talent development Launch programs for both scripted and unscripted, such as the NBC Launch TV Writers Program, the TV Directors Program and Female Forward, the New Mexico Directors Initiative, and the Unscripted Producers Initiative.

Prior to his current role, Robert worked in the entertainment industry as a non-scripted development executive at various television networks, production companies, and studios, such as Discovery Studios, Four M Studios, and ITV Studios. Most recently, he was the Head of Development at Four M Studios, developing and selling the documentaries The Story of Diana and The Story of the Royals to ABC Network with PEOPLE Magazine attached, the PEOPLE Magazine Investigates franchise to Investigation Discovery, and People Puzzler to Game Show Network.

This is Robert's second term back at NBCU, as he previously was Vice President of Reality Development and Current Programming for USA Network, shepherding non-scripted formats and docu-series for the network.

Speaking on: Moving the dial forward for underrepresented communities in entertainment - successes and continued growth

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