As CBS’ top international executive, Nuñez oversees all international distribution, sales and marketing for programming from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, CBS News, SHOWTIME and one of the industry’s largest television libraries of more than 70,000 hours of programming. He is also in charge of creating and licensing international formats, such as AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and CARPOOL KARAOKE, and managing the company’s international channel ventures as well as international co-productions. Nuñez leads an international operation that spans 13 offices worldwide for licensing programming across all media platforms in more than 200 countries in more than 60 languages.
Under Nuñez’s management, CBS Studios International has grown to distribute a comprehensive slate of top-rated, critically acclaimed programming in every genre. He has helped distribute and grow the company’s key franchises around globe, with both “CSI” and NCIS being named the most-watched drama series in the world. He has also orchestrated landmark agreements with Netflix and Bell Canada for the international distribution of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; innovative deals for the international expansion of SHOWTIME programming across Canada, Australia and Europe; and was instrumental in spearheading CBS Corporation’s acquisition of Ten Network Holdings in Australia.
Nuñez has led CBS’ international media business since 1999. In addition, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group for four years (2012-2016), which included oversight of CBS Television Distribution, the preeminent domestic syndicator of such renowned series as DR. PHIL, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and JUDGE JUDY. He originally joined CBS as President of what was then called CBS Broadcast International in July 1999 and assumed the additional title of Executive Vice President, CBS Enterprises in January 2000.
Nuñez has held leadership positions in international media for the past 25 years. Prior to joining CBS, he served as President, Universal International Television. In that role, he oversaw all program sales worldwide, as well as the division’s expansion in new areas of distribution. From 1994 to 1997, Nuñez was President, New World International Television Distribution, with responsibility for international sales, marketing and co-production. From 1992 to 1994, Nuñez was Executive Vice President, International Sales, Viacom Entertainment. In addition to selling Viacom’s programming slate worldwide, he was active in supplying product for the company’s global networks, including MTV, VH1 and SHOWTIME.
In 1995 Nuñez was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation” executives. He was listed in the publication’s “Latino Power 50” in 2007. Nuñez was also named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business Magazine in 2007 and 2008. In April 2009, Nuñez was named one of the “10 Most Powerful Latinos in Entertainment” by Poder magazine. On the occasion of the MIPTV’s 50th anniversary in 2013, Nuñez was one of the first recipients of the inaugural MIPTV Médaille d’Honneur, which recognized six international television executives, including his father, Armando Nuñez Sr., for their achievements in the industry. At the same time, Nuñez also received the City of Cannes Gold Medal at Cannes City Hall in a ceremony hosted by Mayor Bernard Brochand.
Nuñez is a member of the board and co-chair the global committee of NATPE International as well a member of the board and executive committee of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). In addition, he is currently on the board of trustees of Fordham University and was formerly on the board of visitors of the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
A native of New York, Nuñez graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management.