Honor Roll

Multichannel News

Recapping past honorees since 1999

1/29/2018 8:00 AM Eastern

CLASS OF 2017 JANA BENNETT President, General Manager, History SANDRA DEWEY President, TNT and TBS Production and Business Affairs, Head of Studio T, Turner Broadcasting System LAURA GENTILE Senior VP, espnW/Women’s Initiatives, ESPN JESSICA HERRERA-FLANIGAN Executive VP of Government and Corporate Affairs, Univision Communications Inc. COLLEEN LANGNER Senior VP, Marketing Operations, Cox Communications SUSANNE McAVOY Executive VP, Marketing, Creative and Communications, Crown Media Family Networks JAMIE POWER Managing Partner, Modi Media LINDA SCHUPACK Executive VP of Marketing, AMC and SundanceTV MYRNA SOTO Senior VP and Global Chief Information Security Officer, Comcast Corp. CHRISTINA SPADE Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Showtime Networks SANDRA STERN President, Lionsgate Television Group LISA WILLIAMS-FAUNTROY Senior VP for Business and Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications CLASS OF 2016 PATRICIA BETRON Senior VP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN NICOLE BUIE VP of Marketing, Cox Media MEGAN CLARKEN President, Product Leadership, Nielsen KAREN GRINTHAL Senior VP, National Ad Sales, Scripps Networks Interactive CYNTHIA HOOK Senior VP, General Auditor and Global Risk Officer, Comcast Corp. HOLLY JACOBS Executive VP, U.S. Reality and Syndicated Programming, Sony Pictures Television PAMELA KAUFMAN Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon ARLENE MANOS President, National Advertising Sales, AMC Networks STEPHANIE McMAHON Chief Brand Officer, World Wrestling Entertainment JILL RATNER Executive VP, Litigation, Fox Group MICHELLE RICE Executive VP, Content Distribution and Marketing, TV One SAVALLE SIMS Executive VP, Deputy General Counsel, Discovery Communications ELLEN STONE Executive VP, Marketing, Bravo/Oxygen Media CLASS OF 2015 LYNN CHARYTAN Senior VP of Legal Regulatory Affairs, Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast KATY FERGUSON Executive VP, Managing Partner, Entertainment, Horizon Media JENNIFER HIGHTOWER Senior VP of Law and Policy, General Counsel, Cox Communications SANDRA HOWE Senior VP, Global Marketing, Arris SUSETTE HSIUNG Executive VP, Network Production, Management and Operations, Disney Channel SANDRA KAPELL Executive VP, Human Resources Administration, Cablevision Systems JUDI LOPEZ Senior VP, Affiliate Distribution Marketing, NUVOtv and Fuse SARAH MADIGAN Executive VP, Content Distribution, Univision Communications MELISSA MAXFIELD Senior VP of Federal Government Affairs, Comcast COURTENEY MONROE CEO, National Geographic Channels U.S. TINA PIDGEON General Counsel Compliance Officer, Senior VP of Government Affairs, General Communication Inc. JANE RICE Senior VP, Distribution, A+E Networks CLAUDIA TERAN Executive VP, Deputy General Counsel, Fox Networks Group, Fox Sports CLASS OF 2014 SARAH BARNETT President, SundanceTV JENNIFER CHUN Senior VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable PATRICIA FILI-KRUSHEL Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group BRENDA FREEMAN Chief Marketing Officer, Animation, Young Adults and Kids’ Media, Turner Broadcasting System TARA MAITRA Senior VP, General Manager, Content and Media Sales, TiVo KIMBERLY MAKI Corporate VP, Communications, Bright House Networks JODI MARKLEY Senior VP, Operations, ESPN JANET NOVA Executive VP and Deputy Group General Counsel, 21st Century Fox JESSICA RODRIGUEZ Executive VP, Program Scheduling & Promotions, Univision Communications LISA ROSENBLUM Executive VP, Government and Public Affairs, Cablevision Systems KATHRYN ZACHEM Senior VP, Regulatory, Comcast CLASS OF 2013 JAMIA BIGALOW Senior VP, Distribution Marketing, Fox Networks DENISE DENSON Executive VP, Content Distribution and Marketing, Viacom Media Networks VIVIANE EISENBERG Senior VP and Chief Counsel, Programming, Global Marketing & Global Licensing, HBO IRENE ESTEVES Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Time Warner Cable TAMARA FRANKLIN Senior VP, Affiliate Strategy and Business Development, Scripps Networks Interactive JACQUELINE HERNANDEZ Chief Operating Officer, Telemundo Media AVA JORDHAMO President, New York, Zenith NANCY KANTER Senior VP, Original Programming and GM, Disney Junior Worldwide MARJORIE KAPLAN President and GM, Animal Planet/President, Science & Velocity Networks CATHY KILSTROM Senior VP, Customer Care, Comcast Cable West Division KIM NORRIS Executive VP, Emerging Businesses & Data Analytics, Cablevision Media Sales DONNA SPECIALE President, Turner Entertainment and Young Adults Ad Sales CLASS OF 2012 JENNIFER BALL Senior VP, Affiliate Marketing and Distribution, Univision Communications SHERRY BRENNAN Senior VP, Distribution Strategy and Development, Fox Networks JODI BRENNER Senior VP, Business and Legal Affairs, TV Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal KAREN DOUGHERTY BUCHHOLZ VP of Administration, Comcast MARISSA FREEMAN Senior VP of Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications, Time Warner Cable REBECCA GLASHOW Senior VP, Digital Media Distribution, Discovery Communications KELLIE GRUTKO VP of Marketing, Comcast Spotlight RHONDA HOLT Senior VP of Media Platform Technologies and Operations, Turner Broadcasting System LORI LEBAS Senior VP of Strategy and Business Operations, ESPN MARY MEDUSKI Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Suddenlink Communications GEMMA TONER Senior VP of Marketing and Business Development, Cablevision Systems MICHELLE VICARY Executive VP of Programming, Crown Media Networks DANA ZIMMER Executive VP, TV Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal CLASS OF 2011 LORI CONKLING Executive VP, Distribution, National Accounts, Field Sales & Canada, A&E Television Networks KIMBERLY EDMUNDS Senior VP, Customer Operations, Cox Communications STEPHANIE GIBBONS Executive VP, Marketing and On-Air Promotions, FX MINDY GROSSMAN CEO and Director, HSN JADZ JANUCIK Senior VP, Association Affairs, NCTA GRACE KILLELEA Senior VP, Talent, Comcast MICHELLE KIM Group VP and Chief Counsel, Programming, Time Warner Cable CHRISTINA MILLER Senior VP, Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming and Cartoon Network Enterprises, Turner Broadcasting System STEPHANIE MITCHKO VP, Interactive Platform, Cablevision Systems LISA SCHWARTZ Executive VP, Distribution and Business Development, IFC Entertainment DIANE TRYNESKI Senior VP, Broadcast, Studio Operations and Engineering, HBO CLASS OF 2010 JENNIFER CASERTA Executive VP and General Manager, IFC JENNIFER DANGAR Senior VP, Domestic Distribution, Discovery Communications KRISTINE FAULKNER VP, Product Development and Management, Cox Communications MELANI GRIFFITH Senior VP, Programming and Video Services, Insight Communications CATHY HETZEL President, Advanced Media and Information, Rentrak PEARLENA IGBOKWE Senior VP, Original Programming, Showtime DIANA KEREKES VP, Video Content, Comcast KATHLEEN MAYO Executive VP, Consumer Operations, Cablevision Systems GAIL MacKINNON Executive VP and Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable SUE NAEGLE President, HBO Entertainment TONIA O’CONNOR Executive VP, Distribution, Sales and Marketing, Univision RITA TUZON Executive VP and General Counsel, Fox Networks Group CLASS OF 2009 PEGGY BALLARD Senior Director, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing, Cisco Systems ALINA FALCÓN Executive VP and Operating Manager, Univision JENNIFER GAISKI Senior VP, Content Acquisition, Comcast JOAN GILLMAN Executive VP and President of Media Sales, Time Warner Cable KATE JUERGENS Executive VP of Original Programming and Development, ABC Family VICKI LINS Chief Marketing Officer, Canoe Ventures GWEN MARCUS Executive VP and General Counsel, Showtime Networks PATRICIA McCASKILL Senior VP of Programming, Suddenlink Communications EILEEN O’NEILL President and General Manager, TLC KATHY PAYNE VP of Programming, Cox Communications DIANE ROBINA President, FearNet, Comcast Programming Group CLASS OF 2008 JANICE AROUH Senior VP, Network Distribution and Service, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel SUSAN BUNDA Executive VP, Content and Strategy, CNN Worldwide JACKIE DE CRINIS Senior VP of Original Scripted Series Programming, USA Network CHARLOTTE FIELD Senior VP, Testing and Operations, Comcast ROSA GATTI Senior VP, Corporate Communications and Outreach, ESPN BROWN JOHNSON Executive VP and Executive Creative Director, Nickelodeon; Preschool General Manager, Noggin AMY TYKESON President and CEO, BendBroadband SANDY WAX President, PBS Kids Sprout MARY WHITE President, Central Division, Charter Communications MELINDA WITMER Executive VP and Chief Programming Officer, Time Warner Cable CLASS OF 2007 COLLEEN ABDOULAH President, WideOpenWest CATHY AVGIRIS Senior VP and General Manager, Comcast Voice Services DEBBY BEECE President of Programming and Marketing, Oxygen Media FRANCES BERWICK Executive VP of Programming and Production, Bravo Network NANCY DUBUC Executive VP and General Manager, The History Channel MICHELE GANELESS Executive VP and General Manager, Comedy Central JILL LUCKETT Senior VP of Program Network Policy, NCTA LINDA McMAHON CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment MARILYN O’CONNELL Senior VP of Video Solutions, Verizon Communications ELOISE SCHMITZ Senior VP of Strategic Planning, Charter Communications CLASS OF 2006 SHARI ANNE BRILL VP and Director, Programming, Carat USA LOUISE HENRY BRYSON President, Distribution and Affiliate Sales Development, Lifetime Entertainment Services; Executive VP and General Manager, Lifetime Movie Network CHRISTINE DRIESSEN Executive VP and CFO, ESPN PATRICIA GOTTESMAN Executive VP, Product Management and Marketing, Cablevision Systems SUE ANN HAMILTON Executive VP, Programming, Charter Communications CAROL HEVEY Executive VP, Operations, Time Warner Cable Carolinas Region KIM MARTIN Executive VP and General Manager, WE tv LORI McFARLING Senior VP, Distribution, Discovery Communications CHRISTINA NORMAN President, MTV REBECCA SCILINGO VP, Integration and Deployment, Comcast SUZANNE SCOTT Network Executive Producer, Fox News CATHY WEEDEN VP and General Manager, Sunshine Network CLASS OF 2005 NOMI BERGMAN Executive VP, Strategy and Development, Advance/Newhouse Communications DEBORAH BLACKWELL Senior VP and General Manager, SoapNet STEPHANIE CAMPBELL Executive VP, Programming, DirecTV LAUREN CORRAO Senior VP, Original Programming and Head of Development, Comedy Central LISA GERSH Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Oxygen Media JILL GREENTHAL Senior Managing Director, Corporate Advisory Services, The Blackstone Group MICHELE JAMES Chief Talent Scout and Co-Founder, James and Co. SUZANNE KEENAN Senior VP, Customer Service, Comcast STACEY LYNN KOERNER Executive VP and Director of Global Research and Planning, Viacom HARRIET NOVET VP, Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey SUSAN SWAIN Executive VP and Co-Chief Operating Officer, C-SPAN MEREDITH WAGNER Executive VP, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, Lifetime Television PANDIT WRIGHT Senior Executive VP, Human Resources And Administration, Discovery Communications LINDA YACCARINO Executive VP and General Manager, Turner Entertainment Sales and Marketing LAUREN ZALAZNICK President, Bravo and Trio, NBCUniversal Cable CLASS OF 2004 JENNY ALONZO NAMIC President/VP, Creative Services and Production, Lifetime Television BRIDGET BAKER Senior VP, Cable Distribution, NBC Cable ITALIA COMMISSO WEINAND Senior VP, Programming, Human Resources, Mediacom Communications LYNNE COSTANTINI VP, Programming, Time Warner Cable LEE ANN DALY Senior VP, Marketing, ESPN KRISTIN DOLAN Senior VP, Digital Product Management, Cablevision Systems ELLEN EAST VP, Communications and Investor Relations, Cox Communications BETSY FRANK Executive VP, Research and Planning, MTV Networks ANDREA GREENBERG President, Distribution, Rainbow Sports Networks DENA KAPLAN Senior VP, Marketing, GSN LYNN PICARD Executive VP and General Manager, Lifetime Television JESSICA REIF COHEN First VP, Senior Media and Entertainment Research Analyst, Merrill Lynch DEBORA WILSON Chief Operating Officer, The Weather Channel and The Weather Channel Interactive CLASS OF 2003 AMY BANSE VP, Programming Investments, Comcast MARY-ELLIS BUNIM Executive Producer and Co-Founder, Bunim/Murray Productions MAE DOUGLAS Senior VP and Chief People Officer, Cox Communications DANIELLE GELBER VP, Original Programming, Showtime Networks PAMELA EULER HALLING Senior VP, Marketing and Programming, Insight Communications KATHY JOHNSON Executive VP, NAMIC LAUREEN ONG President, National Geographic Channel ELLEN SCHNED Senior VP, National Accounts and Affiliate Marketing, Court TV LINDA SIMENSKY Senior VP, Original Animation, Cartoon Network CAROLYN STRAUSS Executive VP, Original Programming, HBO DOMINIQUE TELSON VP, Original Programming, Showtime Networks SUSAN WHITING President and CEO, Nielsen Media Research CYMA ZARGHAMI Executive VP and General Manager, Nickelodeon CLASS OF 2002 NICOLE BROWNING President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, MTV Networks SHERITA CAESAR VP and General Manager, Subscriber Network Services, Scientific Atlanta JILL CAMPBELL Operations VP, Cox Communications MIRANDA CURTIS President, Liberty Media International SUSAN MARSHALL Senior VP, AT&T Broadband CHRIS MOSELEY Executive VP, Worldwide Marketing, Crown Media Holdings SHEILA NEVINS Executive VP, Original Programming, HBO ABBE RAVEN General Manager and Executive VP, The History Channel PAMELA THOMAS-GRAHAM President and CEO, CNBC BARBARA YORK Senior Industry Affairs VP and Chief Administrative Officer, NCTA CLASS OF 2001 CHAR BEALES President/CEO, Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing MARY PAT BLAKE Senior VP, Marketing, Charter Communications ANN CARLSEN Founder and Chairman, Carlsen Resources KATHLEEN DORE President, Bravo Networks JUDY GIRARD Senior VP and General Manager, Food Network YVETTE GORDON Interactive Technologies Director, SeaChange International BONNIE HAMMER Executive VP and General Manager, Sci Fi Channel KIM KELLY Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Insight Communications DEBRA LEE President and Chief Operating Officer, Black Entertainment Television ANN MONTGOMERY Senior VP, Operations, Adelphia Communications DAWN TARNOFSKY-OSTROFF Executive VP, Entertainment, Lifetime Television CLASS OF 2000 MAGGIE BELLVILLE Executive Operations VP, Cox Communications CAROLE BLACK President and CEO, Lifetime Television CHRISTIE HEFNER Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises MINDY HERMAN President and CEO, In Demand LLC BROOKE JOHNSON/DELIA FINE Executive VP and General Manager; Original Films, Drama, Performing Arts VP, A&E Network JUDITH McHALE President and Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Communications PAM McKISSICK/LUCY HOOD President and Chief Operating Officer, TV Guide Networks; Senior VP and General Manager, Sneak Prevue ROSEMARIE NYE Cable Communications VP, Lucent Technologies PAT THOMPSON Senior VP, Daniels and Associates MAGGIE WILDEROTTER President and CEO, Wink Communications CLASS OF 1999 BETTY COHEN President, Cartoon Network DEBORAH LATHEN Cable Services Bureau Chief, Federal Communications Commission GERALDINE LAYBOURNE Chairman, Oxygen Media MARGARET LOESCH President and CEO, Odyssey Network KATE McENROE President, American Movie Classics, AMC Networks JUDY McGRATH President, MTV Networks SUSAN PACKARD Chief Operating Officer, Home & Garden Television JAN PETERS/JULIE BERG/JUDITH ALLEN President and CEO; Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer; Senior VP, Video, MediaOne Group FRAN SHEA Acting President, E! Networks ANNE SWEENEY President, Disney/ABC Cable Networks