Cristina Palacio, President, Shine Latino

Veteran Colombian TV producer and executive Cristina Palacio was named President, Shine Latino, a new division of Shine America, in January 2013.

Palacio, who formerly was the founder and President of Colombian-based TV production company BE-TV, is charged with developing and producing original Spanish-language content for the U.S. and Latin American marketplaces.

A highly respected executive and producer of scripted, reality, game and docu-series programming across Latin America, Palacio is based out of Miami, Florida and reports to Shine America CEO Rich Ross.

In 2008, Palacio first launched BE-TV in Bogota, quickly turning it into a bustling Latin American TV production company. Palacio oversaw the development and distribution of numerous BE-TV hit series including “Los Infiltrados,” “El Cartel de los Sapos 2,” “La Isla,” “Las Muñecas de la Mafia" and “Minuto Para Ganar.”

Prior to founding BE-TV, Palacio served as both Vice President of Development and Vice President of Creative and Production for Caracol TV in Bogota. There she oversaw such series as "Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso" and “Desafio.” Before she joined Caracol TV, Palacio was Creative Director for Teleset S.A.

She got started in the industry producing telenovelas, serving as a writer, director and executive producer on a variety of Latin American scripted series. Early in her career, Palacio also entered into un-scripted programming, producing Spanish-language versions of such series as “Pop Stars,” “Family Feud,” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” 

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Palacio earned a B.A. in Social Communications from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an MA in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York City. Palacio resides in Miami with her husband Karl Troller and their daughter Mia.

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