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Register October 30, 2018 | ASCENT LOUNGE, NY
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NYC Television Week
40 Under 40

The television industry is changing into something nobody could have recognized even five years ago. OTT, cross-platform, new metrics, big data, digital disruption and economic challenges are the buzzwords as industry visionaries remake the way content is developed and delivered.

Who’s driving the change? A special group of creative, imaginative, tech-savvy, visionaries with new perspectives who see endless opportunity in the industry and its future.

These are the people who help create, market and sell what viewers are watching on screens big and small. These are the people who hear “it hasn’t been done before” and can’t resist the challenge.

Join us as we recognize the top crop of up-and-coming media leaders. They are personalities, executives, deal makers, webmasters, journalists and pioneers.

Be part of a special celebration and spend time with a cross-section of leaders who are driven to shape our industry’s future.



Baruch Shemtov Profile Picture

Baruch Shemtov

Entertainment Anchor


Andrew Ward Profile Picture

Andrew Ward


NCC Media


Sarah Babineau

Sarah Babineau Profile Picture

EVP, Co-Head of Talent & Development

Steven Baker

Steven Baker Profile Picture

Executive Producer

Christina Beaumier

Christina Beaumier Profile Picture

VP of Advertising Technology

Ankit Bishnoi

Ankit Bishnoi Profile Picture

VP, Content Acquisition & Strategy

Karen Bonck

Karen Bonck Profile Picture

SVP, Branded Partnerships

Joanna Brahim

Joanna Brahim Profile Picture

Vice President, Communications

Brendan Countee

Brendan Countee Profile Picture

Vice President, Original Programming

Marcus Ellington

Marcus Ellington Profile Picture

Head of Industry, Media and Entertainment

Hylan Fenster

Hylan Fenster Profile Picture

Senior Legal Counsel

Anthony Filiaci

Anthony Filiaci Profile Picture


Gregory Friend

Gregory Friend Profile Picture

Sr Director of Measurement Solutions

Field Garthwaite

Field Garthwaite Profile Picture

CEO and Co-Founder

Libby Geist

Libby Geist Profile Picture

VP & Executive Producer ESPN Films & Original Content

Lori Hall

Lori Hall Profile Picture

SVP, Consumer Marketing and Creative Services

Christina Hartman

Christina Hartman Profile Picture

VP, News and Programming

Laura Heller

Laura Heller Profile Picture

Senior Director, Advertising Sales Research

Elizabeth Hendricks North

Elizabeth Hendricks North Profile Picture

President, Curiosity Studios

Lisa Holme

Lisa Holme Profile Picture

Vice President of Content Acqusition

Pete Hopkins

Pete Hopkins Profile Picture

Executive Director, Business Development

Chris LaHaise

Chris LaHaise Profile Picture

Director, TV Solutions

Belsasar Lepe

Belsasar Lepe Profile Picture

Founder, CTO

Alana Mayo

Alana Mayo Profile Picture

Head of Production & Development

Outlier Society (Michael B. Jordan's company)

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy Profile Picture

Entertainment Reporter, FOX 5 DC

Ross McCray

Ross McCray Profile Picture

Co-Founder & CEO

Kate Monaghan

Kate Monaghan Profile Picture

SVP Director of Video Investment

Zeev Neumeier

Zeev Neumeier Profile Picture

Co-Founder of Inscape, SVP of Product

Adam Ostrow

Adam Ostrow Profile Picture

Chief Digital Officer

Linda Pan

Linda Pan Profile Picture

Senior Vice President, New Digital Business

Tim Perzyk

Tim Perzyk Profile Picture

Sr. Dr Global Market Insights & Analytics

John Povey

John Povey Profile Picture

SVP Marketing & Analytics

Dan Robbins

Dan Robbins Profile Picture

Director, Ad & Programming Research

Joe Sabia

Joe Sabia Profile Picture

Vice President, Development, Condé Nast Entertainment

Stuart Schwartzapfel

Stuart Schwartzapfel Profile Picture

Chief Strategy Officer

Wared Seger

Wared Seger Profile Picture


Gaurav Shirole

Gaurav Shirole Profile Picture

Group Vice President, Product & Client Solutions

Bobby Singh

Bobby Singh Profile Picture

SVP, Head of Digital

Neil Smith

Neil Smith Profile Picture

General Manager, FreeWheel Markets

Eden Sutley

Eden Sutley Profile Picture

Director, Development and Original Programming

Brian Tannenbaum

Brian Tannenbaum Profile Picture

Senior Vice President, Creative & Business Affairs, Alternative Programming

Amanda Tarpey

Amanda Tarpey Profile Picture

SVP, Product Leadership, Digital Audience Measurement


Sean AlfordSean Alford
Dan AversanoDan Aversano
Marcello BellisarioMarcello Bellisario
Sung Ho ChoiSung Ho Choi
Asaf DavidovAsaf Davidov
Domenic DiMeglioDomenic DiMeglio
Justin ForerJustin Forer
Monica HalperinMonica Halperin
Matt KramerMatt Kramer
David LevyDavid Levy
Marco LiceagaMarco Liceaga
Brinton MillerBrinton Miller
Janelle Momary-NeelyJanelle Momary-Neely
Melisa OrdonezMelisa Ordonez
Josh PressnellJosh Pressnell
Dana ReyngoudtDana Reyngoudt
James ShautJames Shaut
Erin VogelErin Vogel
Nico VrijenhoekNico Vrijenhoek
Rachel WebberRachel Webber


  • assemblymedia
  • BigAppleStudios
  • Brightcove
  • CBS
  • Comcast
  • Discovery
  • hulu
  • IBB-consulting
  • ITV
  • Lionsgate
  • Multichannel News
  • National Graphic
  • NBCUniversal
  • NY Hilton Midtown
  • NYU
  • Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Sling TV
  • Spark Foundry
  • The A List
  • TiVo
  • Turner
  • Univision
  • Viacom


October 30, 2018

5:00 - 8:00pm

Red Carpet, Cocktails, Live Entertainment & Networking!

*Agenda Subject to Change


Groups of 5 or more get $50 off per ticket.

Contact Lauren Sullivan
for this special group rate.





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Ascent Lounge NY is the venue for NYC Television Week: Forty Under 40


10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, NY

Located on the 4th floor of the the world-famous Time Warner Center, Ascent Lounge offers an incomparable cocktail lounge experience. Presenting stunning views of iconic New York destinations, Central Park and Columbus Circle, Ascent Lounge presents exceptional product and service in a sophisticated, inviting atmosphere.

Due to heightened security at Columbus Circle, the main doors on the street level must remain closed, everyone must enter through the shops at Columbus Circle and up to the 4th Floor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is NYC Television Week 40 Under 40?
NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the best up and coming leaders in media who are shaking up the industry with new ideas, targeted solutions and insights meant to drive business forward. We’re looking for a combination of TV personalities, executives, managers, webmasters, journalists, deal-makers and pioneers to round out this selection of 40, as we celebrate their accomplishments at our event in NYC.

When do nominations begin?
The nominations are now open and will close on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

What qualifications need to be met to be considered for this award?
We are looking for industry leaders who are no older than 39 years old as of October 30, 2018. The honorees must be industry leaders with vision, imagination, instinct and professional success. These are people who help create, market and sell what viewers are watching on screens big and small.

When will the honorees of NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 be announced?
The 40 Under 40 honorees will be announced in July 2018 – exact date to come.

Once selected, will the nominee receive the award in person?
Yes, the NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Award reception will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in NYC – exact venue to be announced soon.

Who are the decision makers deciding on the NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Class?
The selection process will be managed by a group of editors from Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.

How can I nominate someone for the NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Award?
You can nominate your colleague or friend. There is no limit to the amount of people you nominate, and there is no cost associated per nomination.

Will I be informed if my nominee was not selected?
No, only the winners and their nominators will be notified prior to the announcement in July.

Can an executive be honored as a 40 Under 40 multiple years?
No, this is a one-time honor. This event has been re-branded from the Next Wave of Leaders to the NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Awards. Because of this, previous winners of Next Wave of Leaders are also ineligible.

Can I just call you or send you an e-mail with the name of the person I'd like to nominate?
No, the online form must be filled out in order to submit a nominee.

Can I nominate someone anonymously?
No, we need to receive the full information for nominators as well. However, we do not share this information with any third party.

Can I nominate a family member or myself?
You can nominate yourself, a family member, an employer, a colleague or an acquaintance.

Will more than one nominee from the same company be accepted?
We accept multiple nominees from the same company, but only one will be chosen.

How does the process work?
After we receive the nominations, we submit the list to our Broadcasting & Cable / Multichannel News editors. The editors then meet to determine which candidates will be chosen. We will honor 40 individuals across content, distribution, advertising, technology and a few additional categories related to media and entertainment.

What is required of those who are selected?
Candidates who are selected must make themselves available for an interview with one of our editors. They must also provide a bio and high resolution headshot.

Can I contact you to see how my nominee is doing in the judging process?
No, if we need additional information, we will contact you.

I was not picked for a NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Honoree. Can you tell me why?
We receive hundreds of nominations. We select the most qualified candidates across multiple categories related to media and entertainment. Please feel free to reapply next year.


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