Former WTVJ GM Don Browne Has Died, He Was 80

By Kevin Eck 

Former WTVJ general manager Don Browne has died at the age of 80. Browne is also a former president of Telemundo.

On its website, the station said Browne’s “work ethic, drive and passion catapulted him to the top of the NBC leadership hierarchy.”

“He believed in quality journalism. But more importantly, he knew that great people would be able to tell great stories with support, mentoring and coaching,” said NBCU News Group DEI chief Yvette Miley.


Browne is credited with making the NBC owned station Miami’s No. 1 news station in the 90’s.

He was named president of Telemundo in 2005, turning the network around and becoming a business model for producing network-owned content, while staying at the forefront of technology.

In 2011, Browne announced he would retire from Telemundo.

His wife, Maria Browne, died in 2021 after a battle with cancer and months after, doctors discovered Don Browne had a brain tumor.

Browne is survived by his two sons, Christopher and Ryan, Christopher’s wife and two granddaughters.