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Be part of one of the industry's premier events as we honor the pioneers, innovators, stars and shows who have helped build the industry. The 28th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame will be celebrated at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2018. Cocktails start at 5:30 and a formal dinner is served at 6:30 PM.

More than 800 decision makers in the broadcast, cable TV and other media industries attend each year, and our Class of 2018 will join the list of over 350 members in our Hall of Fame Honor Roll. Past honorees include Larry King, Ted Koppel, Robert Kraft, Brian Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Leslie Moonves, Alex Trebek, Oprah Winfrey and many more. They represent the very best our industry has to offer and we can’t wait to celebrate with our new Class of 2018.

2018 HONOREES

Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour
Anchor and Chief International Correspondent, CNN

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour is host of AMANPOUR and chief international correspondent for CNN. Previously, she was the global affairs anchor at ABC News. Her illustrious career in journalism spans three decades. Her international reporting began in 1990 as a correspondent for CNN where she reported on international crisis in the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Palestinian territories, Iran, Sudan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Egypt, Libya.

She has interviewed most of the top world leaders over the past two decades and Amanpour has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, ten News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, and nine honorary degrees. In 2014, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Amanpour is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

Ira Bernstein
Ira Bernstein
Co-President, Debmar-Mercury

Ira Bernstein

Ira Bernstein

Ira Bernstein is co-president of Debmar-Mercury, an innovative leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets. Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury produces and distributes hit talker The Wendy Williams Show, distributes Fremantle’s top-rated game show Family Feud and social media phenomenon Caught in Providence from City Lights Productions, among others. Previously, he served as president of worldwide television distribution for Lionsgate Entertainment and president of domestic television distribution for Cox Enterprises’ Rysher Entertainment.

Richard Leibner & Carole Cooper
Richard Leibner & Carole Cooper
Agents and Special Advisers to the UTA Board of Directors, UTA

Richard Leibner & Carole Cooper

Richard Leibner & Carole Cooper

Richard Leibner and Carole Cooper built N.S. Bienstock into the most iconic broadcast journalism talent agency in the history of the industry and they continue to influence the industry today at United Talent Agency.

Husband and wife team of Leibner and Cooper pioneered and have dominated representation of TV News talent, driving the market for broadcasters over some 40 years while representing and building the careers of such icons as Eric Sevareid, Charles Collingwood, Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Andy Rooney, Diane Sawyer, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley, Anderson Cooper, Steve Kroft, Bill Whitaker, Lara Logan, Bill O’Reilly, Norah O’Donnell, Chuck Scarborough and Jeff Fager.

Founded in 1964, N.S. Bienstock was acquired by United Talent Agency in 2014 which continues to be the market leader in TV News as Leibner and Cooper continue to represent their loyal client base as members of the B&C Hall of Fame.

Charlie Collier
Charlie Collier
President, AMC, Sundance TV & AMC Studios

Charlie Collier

Charlie Collier

As President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, Collier oversees the creative and business operations of two national television networks, a creative studio and a series of digital, gaming and data-driven businesses.
Collier and his team have transformed AMC into a leading national network, launching iconic shows like “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” and the biggest show on television, “The Walking Dead.” AMC is the first cable network to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series 10 years in a row.

Cesar Conde
Cesar Conde
Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Entrprises

Cesar Conde

Cesar Conde

Cesar Conde is Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. Conde oversees the leading media properties that serve Hispanics worldwide and has been instrumental in building NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises into a world-class media company that produces and distributes high-quality Spanish-language content across a range of broadcast, cable, and digital properties. Under Conde's leadership, Telemundo became the number one Spanish-language broadcast network in weekday prime time for the first time in the company's history. He has overseen Telemundo’s transformation into an increasingly innovative media company, with an emphasis on original programming, reality television, sports, music and news.

Brian Deevy
Brian Deevy
Director, Liberty Media Corporation RBC / Daniels & Associates

Brian Deevy

Brian Deevy

Mr. Deevy is a member of the Board of Directors, and Audit Committee Chair of Liberty Media Corporation, and a member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee Chair of The Daniels Fund. He is a founding partner and member of the Advisory Board of the Catalyst Investors Funds I-IV, and serves on the Board of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. Mr. Deevy was the Head of RBC Capital Markets’ Communications, Media & Entertainment (CME) Group. Mr. Deevy was responsible for strategic development of the CME Group’s business, which included mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital formation, and financial advisory engagements. He also directed the group’s efforts on behalf of clients across sectors of the communications industry worldwide including cable, satellite/DBS, programming services, wireline and wireless telecom, telecom infrastructure, Internet communications, web hosting, Internet content, radio and TV broadcasting, out-of-home advertising, publishing, software and technology. During his tenure with Daniels and RBC Capital Markets, he led the firm to more than 2,000 completed transactions in these sectors valued at over $185 billion. In addition to his financial expertise, Mr. Deevy is recognized as one of the cable industry's most prominent leaders; he was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers and received the NCTA's Vanguard Award for Associates. Prior to joining Daniels, Mr. Deevy was with Continental Illinois National Bank. He received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Gayle King
Gayle King
Co-Host, CBS This Morning

Gayle King

Gayle King

Gayle King is the co-host of CBS This Morning, a position she has held since the inception of the show in 2012. She is also Editor-at-Large of the award winning O, the Oprah Magazine. Previously she hosted “The Gayle King Show” on OWN : The Oprah Winfrey Network which premiered on XM satellite radio in 2006. Before that, King worked for 18 years as a television news anchor for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford CT. King has received numerous awards for her work as a journalist. In addition to three Emmys, she was honored with the AWRT Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show in 2008 and in 2010 the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment and the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award. In 2017 she was a Variety Power of Women honoree.

Mort Marcus
Mort Marcus
Co-President, Debmar-Mercury

Mort Marcus

Mort Marcus

Mort Marcus is co-president of Debmar-Mercury, an innovative leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets. Lionsgate’s DebmarMercury produces and distributes hit talker The Wendy Williams Show, distributes Fremantle’s top-rated game show Family Feud and City Lights Productions’ social media phenomenon Caught in Providence, among others. Previously, he served as president of Disney’s Buena Vista Television, responsible for programming, marketing and all forms of television sales in the US.

Greg Meidel
Greg Meidel
President, Twentieth Television

Greg Meidel

Greg Meidel

Greg Meidel, President, Twentieth Television is responsible for distribution of first-run, network, off-network programming and the My NetworkTV programming service, having previously served as President and COO from 1992-1995.

Meidel formerly served as President of Programming and Development for CBS Paramount Domestic Television. From 1996- 1998, he was Chairman and CEO, Universal Television Group. Meidel’s extensive career included a variety of key positions as EVP and General Sales Manager at Paramount Domestic Television.

Within these key leadership positions, Meidel has been involved
with some of television’s biggest hits including“Dr. Phil,”“Judge Judy,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,”“Entertainment Tonight,”
“The Simpsons,”“Modern Family,”“COPS,”“Family Guy,”“The Maury Povich Show,” “Page Six TV” and “Law & Order.”

Courteney Monroe
Courteney Monroe
CEO, National Geographic Global Networks

Courteney Monroe

Courteney Monroe

Courteney Monroe oversees all aspects of entertainment and business operations for National Geographic Global Networks, which includes National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo Mundo.

Monroe is harnessing the power of the National Geographic global brand, to position Nat Geo as the world’s premium science, adventure and exploration network. She is taking big, bold, creatively ambitious programming swings that are more closely aligned with National Geographic Society’s mission and editorial, and is developed and produced in collaboration with A-level creative talent. Under her leadership, Monroe spearheaded a partnership with executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard launching the network’s first- ever scripted anthology series, which and was nominated for 10 Emmys. Monroe joined the network as CMO launching unprecedented marketing campaigns before becoming CEO.

Prior to joining National Geographic Channels U.S., Monroe was EVP, consumer marketing at Home Box Office responsible for HBO and Cinemax brands across all platforms with award-winning campaigns for many of their high profile properties including “Sex in the City”, “The Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones”.

Monroe’s many accolades include Multichannel News Wonder Women ( Class of 2015), The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and was chosen a Woman to Watch by Ad Age in (2013) and Multichannel News in (2014).

Jordan Wertlieb
Jordan Wertlieb
President, Hearst Television

Jordan Wertlieb

Jordan Wertlieb

Jordan Wertlieb is celebrating 25 years with Hearst, having served as president of Hearst Television since 2013. He has management oversight responsibility for the Hearst TV stations, digital properties and two radio stations across 26 U.S. markets. He is a senior vice president of the Hearst Corporation and serves as a member of the board of directors of Hearst, A+E Television Networks, Litton Entertainment, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Broadcasters Foundation of America. He is a past president-chairman of the NBC Affiliate Board

Linda Yaccarino
Linda Yaccarino
Chairman, Advertising and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal

Linda Yaccarino

Linda Yaccarino

Linda Yaccarino is Chairman, Advertising and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal. In this role, Yaccarino oversees all advertising sales and market strategy for the company’s entire portfolio of premium video content, including broadcast, cable and digital. Since joining the company in 2011, Yaccarino has transformed NBCUniversal Advertising Sales. Her groundbreaking “one portfolio” plan amplified NBCUniversal’s enormous power and reach by combining the company’s broadcast, cable, and digital assets into one unified organization. Under Yaccarino’s leadership, NBCUniversal has led the Upfront marketplace for five years in a row. She also organized the industry’s first “State of the Industry Forum” as a place for top decision-makers from across the industry to have a provocative dialogue about the current state of the media business. In addition to bringing NBCUniversal “all together,” Yaccarino has propelled it into the future, solidifying its status as a technology-driven content company by pioneering a suite of cutting-edge data, analytics, and consumer targeting tools.

Program

20/20
20/20
ABC News

20/20

20/20

“20/20” has been a proven leader in the long-form newsmagazine format for decades and is currently celebrating its historic 40th season. The show features hard-hitting investigative reports, in-depth coverage of high profile trials, unique human-interest stories and exclusive newsmaker interviews. Over the years “20/20” has produced over 2,500 episodes and has received many awards including 58 Emmys, 7 Peabodys and 5 duPonts.

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  • Joe Abruzzese
  • Goodman Ace
  • David C. Adams
  • Roger Ailes
  • Chris Albrecht
  • Fred Allen
  • Gracie Allen
  • Steve Allen
  • Robert Alter
  • Earle C. Anthony
  • Roone Arledge
  • Edwin H. Armstrong
  • Gene Autry
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  • Emilio Azcárraga
  • William Baker
  • Lucille Ball
  • Red Barber
  • Julius Barnathan
  • David J. Barrett
  • Peter Barton
  • Ralph Baruch
  • Richard Beaven
  • Kevin Beggs
  • Linda Bell Blue
  • Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
  • Robert M. Bennett
  • Jack Benny
  • Candice Bergen
  • Edgar Bergen
  • Milton Berle
  • Gary Bettman
  • Jeff Bewkes
  • Carole Black
  • James Blackburn, Sr.
  • John Blair
  • Matthew C. Blank
  • Martin Block
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Steven Bochco
  • George Bodenheimer
  • Steve Bornstein
  • Sean R.H. Bratches
  • William J. Bresnan
  • David Brinkley
  • Glenn A. Britt
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Don Browne
  • Del Bryant
  • Dean Burch
  • Dan Burke
  • Stephen Burke
  • Mark Burnett
  • George Burns
  • Raymond Burr
  • Eduardo Caballero
  • Sid Caesar
  • Louis G. Caldwell
  • Ed Carroll
  • Marcy Carsey
  • Johnny Carson
  • Bill Cella
  • John Chancellor
  • Peter Chernin
  • Dick Clark
  • Imogene Coca
  • Fred Coe
  • Betty Cohen
  • Joseph Collins
  • Italia Commisso Weinand
  • Rocco Commisso
  • Frank Conrad
  • William Conrad
  • Bob Cook
  • Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Don Cornelius
  • Howard Cosell
  • Katie Couric
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Bing Crosby
  • Bill Daniels
  • Philippe Dauman
  • Nicholas Davatzes
  • John DeWitt
  • Barry Diller
  • Charles Dolan
  • Phil Donahue
  • Sam Donaldson
  • James Dowdle
  • Hugh Downs
  • Allen B. DuMont
  • Peter Dunn
  • Jimmy Durante
  • Dick Ebersol
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  • Patrick Esser
  • Randy Falco
  • Jon Feltheimer
  • John Fetzer
  • Joseph A. Flaherty
  • Michael J. Fox
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  • Brian France
  • Arlene Francis
  • Alan W. Frank
  • Tom Freston
  • Harry Friedman
  • Fred Friendly
  • Edward O. Fritts
  • Mike Fries
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  • Monica Gadsby
  • John Gambling
  • Don Garber
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  • Charles Gibson
  • Frank Gifford
  • Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Arthur Godfrey
  • Gary David Goldberg
  • Leonard Goldenson
  • Peter Goldmark
  • Mark Goodson
  • Bill Goodwyn
  • Ralph Guild
  • Ed Goren
  • Irwin Gotlieb
  • Katharine Graham
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Herb A. Granath
  • Peggy Green
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  • Mary Hart
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  • Paul Harvey
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  • Jim Henson
  • Doug Herzog
  • Don Hewitt
  • John M. Higgins
  • Landel C. Hobbs
  • Ben Hoberman
  • C.E. Hooper
  • Bob Hope
  • Amos Hostetter
  • Harold Hough
  • Stanley E. Hubbard
  • Ward L. Huey, Jr.
  • Catherine Hughes
  • Chet Huntley
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  • Robert A. Iger
  • Don Imus
  • Hal Jackson
  • Peter Jennings
  • Bob Johnson
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Glenn Jones
  • Raymond E. Joslin
  • Tom Joyner
  • H.V. Kaltenborn
  • Mel Karmazin
  • Paul Karpowicz
  • Casey Kasem
  • Gene Katz
  • David E. Kelley
  • Jerald L. Kent
  • Phil Kent
  • Rob Kennedy
  • Larry King
  • Michael King
  • Roger King
  • Robert E. Kintner
  • John Kluge
  • Bill Koenigsberg
  • Kay Koplovitz
  • Ted Koppel
  • Ernie Kovacs
  • Robert K. Kraft
  • Mario Kreutzberger
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  • Charles Kuralt
  • Michael L. LaJoie
  • Brian Lamb
  • John Landgraf
  • Michael Landon
  • Lou LaTorre
  • Matt Lauer
  • Geraldine Laybourne
  • Mark Lazarus
  • Norman Lear
  • Debra Lee
  • Jerry Lee
  • Terry Lee
  • Bill Leonard
  • Sheldon Leonard
  • Gerald Levin
  • David Levy
  • Fulton Lewis, Jr.
  • Shari Lewis
  • Alfred C. Liggins III
  • Peter Liguori
  • Philip J. Lombardo
  • Phillips H. Lord
  • Dave Lougee
  • Ken Lowe
  • Susan Lucci
  • Peter Lund
  • Frank Magid
  • Robert Magness
  • Martin Malarkey
  • John Malone
  • Nancy Marchand
  • Guglielmo Marconi
  • E.G. Marshall
  • Garry Marshall
  • Dean Martin
  • Al Masini
  • L. Lowry Mays
  • Deborah McDermott
  • Don McGannon
  • Judy McGrath
  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Judith McHale
  • Gordon McLendon
  • Sean McManus
  • Paul McTear
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Robert Miron
  • Pat Mitchell
  • Leslie Moonves
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Akio Morita
  • Bruce Morrow
  • Steve Mosko
  • Tom Murphy
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • John S. Muszynski
  • Jon Nesvig
  • Sheila Nevins
  • Gary Newman
  • Agnes Nixon
  • Deborah Norville
  • Carroll O’Connor
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  • Chuck Pagano
  • Harry Pappas
  • Dick Parsons
  • Dennis Patrick
  • Jane Pauley
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  • Mark Pedowitz
  • Edward Petry
  • Regis Philbin
  • Irna Phillips
  • Robert W. Pittman
  • Richard L. Plepler
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  • Tony Ponturo
  • Michael Powell
  • Frances Preston
  • Procter & Gamble
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  • Jorge Ramos
  • Dan Rather
  • Abbe Raven
  • Gene Rayburn
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Sumner Redstone
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  • Kevin Reilly
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  • Ralph Roberts
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  • Gene Roddenberry
  • Johnathan Rodgers
  • Fred Rogers
  • Tom Rogers
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  • Robert Rosencrans
  • Bob Ross
  • Jo Ann Ross
  • Elton Rule
  • Tim Russert
  • Tom Rutledge
  • Pat Sajak
  • Richard S. Salant
  • Lucie Salhany
  • María Elena Salinas
  • Senator Gordon H. Smith
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  • Cristina Saralegui
  • David Sarnoff
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Rino Scanzoni
  • Bob Schieffer
  • Henry S. Schleiff
  • Herbert S. Schlosser
  • Allan H. “Bud” Selig
  • Rod Serling
  • Eric Sevareid
  • William Shatner
  • Bernard Shaw
  • Judith Sheindlin
  • Jean Shepherd
  • Dinah Shore
  • Neil Smit
  • Frank Smith
  • Bill Smullin
  • Jeff Smulyan
  • Donna Speciale
  • Aaron Spelling
  • Lesley Stahl
  • Susan Stamberg
  • Frank Stanton
  • George Storer
  • Todd Storz
  • Howard Stringer
  • Stuart Sucherman
  • Ed Sullivan
  • David Susskind
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  • Dennis Swanson
  • Susan Swain
  • Anne Sweeney
  • Sol Taishoff
  • Brandon Tartikoff
  • Nina Tassler
  • Nancy Tellem
  • Danny Thomas
  • Lowell Thomas
  • Marlo Thomas
  • Barry Thurston
  • Grant Tinker
  • Alex Trebek
  • Keith Turner
  • Ted Turner
  • Joe Uva
  • David Verklin
  • Tony Vinciquerra
  • Jeff Wachtel
  • Dana Walden
  • Mike Wallace
  • John W. Waller, III
  • John Walson
  • Barbara Walters
  • Vincent T. Wasilewski
  • Lew Wasserman
  • Pat Weaver
  • Robert L. Wehling
  • Lawrence Welk
  • Orson Welles
  • Tom Werner
  • Tony G. Werner
  • Betty White
  • Margita White
  • Paul White
  • Richard E. Wiley
  • Michael Willner
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Dick Wolf
  • David Wolper
  • Robert C. Wright
  • K. James Yager
  • Ted Yates
  • Lauren Zalaznick
  • Cyma Zarghami
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  • Jeff Zucker
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  • American Idol
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • Family Feud
  • Good Morning America
  • Inside the NBA
  • Live With Kelly & Michael
  • Mad Men
  • Monday Night Football
  • The Simpsons
  • 60 Minutes
  • SportsCenter
  • TODAY
  • The View

WHO'S IN THE ROOM

  • AMC
  • C-Span
  • CBS TV Stations
  • CNN
  • Crown Media Family Networks
  • Disney
  • DR Phil
  • ESPN
  • Fox Networks
  • FX
  • Good Morning America
  • HBO
  • Lionsgate
  • MLB
  • MTV
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • NBA
  • NBC Entertainment
  • NFL
  • NHL
  • Nickelodeon
  • Noticias Univision
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • PBS
  • SportsCenter
  • Today
  • Turner
  • Universal Pictures
  • View
  • Waller Capital

VENUE

ZIEGFELD BALLROOM

Ziegfeld Ballroom

141 West 54th Street

The Ziegfeld Theatre hosted Hollywood's top blockbuster movie premieres for decades, earning acclaim as one of the most celebrated venues in the world. Building on a rich history, the Ziegfeld Ballroom will open Fall 2017 as New York's most sophisticated and significant new venue.

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