2019
Woman of Influence
Debra Lee
BET
2019 Honorees
Lori Fink
Xandr
Michele Thornton Ghee
Endeavor Global Marketing
Madhu Goel Southworth
AMC Network Entertainment LLC and Sundance TV
Margaret Lazo
Univision Communications Inc.
Laura Nathanson
The Walt Disney Company
Francesca Orsi
HBO
Alison Overholt
ESPN
Jo Ann Ross
CBS Corporation
Melissa Tolchin
NBCUniversal
Christine Whitaker
Comcast Cable
Michelle Wilson
WWE
Leigh Woisard
Cox Communications, Inc.
2019 Women to Watch
Sarah Aubrey
TNT - Turner Entertainment
Meade Cooper
Fox News Channel
Nina L. Diaz
Viacom
Alexandra Jewett
Debmar-Mercury
Erin McIlvain
Crown Media Family Networks
Pooja Midha
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Nicolle Pangis
NCC Media
Hania Poole
Turner, WarnerMedia
Erin Scanlon
Deloitte
Lisa Torres
Publicis Media
Lauren Wallace
T-Mobile | Home + Entertainment
Jana Winograde
Showtime Networks Inc.
2018
Woman of Influence
Hannah Storm
ESPN
Honorees
Darcy Antonellis
Darcy Antonellis
Vubiquity
CEO
Kerry Brockhage
Kerry Brockhage
NBCUniversal
Executive VP & Chief Counsel, Content Distribution
Christa D’Alimonte
Christa D’Alimonte
Viacom
Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary
Stephanie Druley
Stephanie Druley
ESPN
Senior VP, Event & Studio Production
Marianne Gambelli
Marianne Gambelli
Fox News Channel And Fox Business Network
President, Ad Sales
Sarah Gitchell
Sarah Gitchell
Comcast Cable
Senior VP, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Counsel – Content Acquisition
Beth Main
Beth Main
HBO
Senior VP, Domestic Network Distribution
Jennifer Mirgorod
Jennifer Mirgorod
Turner
Executive VP Of Content Distribution & Strategic Partnerships
Debra O’Connell
Debra O’Connell
Disney/ABC Television Group
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Elaine Paul
Elaine Paul
Hulu
Chief Financial Officer, Strategy & Business Development
Loretta Polk
Loretta Polk
The Internet & Television Association
VP & Associate General Counsel NCTA
Josie Thomas
Josie Thomas
CBS Corp.
Executive VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
2017
Honorees
Jana Bennett
Jana Bennett
President, General Manager
History
Sandra Dewey
Sandra Dewey
President, Tnt And Tbs Production And Business Affairs, Head Of Studio T
Turner Broadcasting System
Laura Gentile
Laura Gentile
Senior VP, ESPNW/Women’s Initiatives
ESPN
Jessica Herrera-Flanigan
Jessica Herrera-Flanigan
Executive VP of Government And Corporate Affairs
Univision Communications Inc.
Colleen Langner
Colleen Langner
Senior VP, Marketing Operations
Cox Communications
Susanne Mcavoy
Susanne Mcavoy
Executive Vp, Marketing, Creative And Communications
Crown Media Family Networks
Jamie Power
Jamie Power
Managing Partner
Modi Media
Linda Schupack
Linda Schupack
Executive VP of Marketing
AMC & SundanceTV
Myrna Soto
Myrna Soto
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer
Comcast Corp.
Christina Spade
Christina Spade
Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
Showtime Networks
Sandra Stern
Sandra Stern
President
Lionsgate Television Group
Lisa Williams-Fauntroy
Lisa Williams-Fauntroy
Senior VP for Business And Legal Affairs
Discovery Communications
2016
Honorees
Patricia Betron
Patricia Betron
Senior VP, Multimedia Sales
ESPN
Nicole Buie
Nicole Buie
VP of Marketing
Cox Media
Megan Clarken
Megan Clarken
President, Product Leadership
Nielsen
Karen Grinthal
Karen Grinthal
Senior VP, National Ad Sales
Scripps Networks Interactive
Cynthia Hook
Cynthia Hook
Senior VP, General Auditor And Global Risk Officer
Comcast Corp.
Holly Jacobs
Holly Jacobs
Executive VP, U.S. Reality And Syndicated Programming
Sony Pictures Television
Pamela Kaufman
Pamela Kaufman
Chief Marketing Officer And President, Consumer Products
Nickelodeon
Arlene Manos
Arlene Manos
President, National Advertising Sales
AMC Networks
Stephanie Mcmahon
Stephanie Mcmahon
Chief Brand Officer
World Wrestling Entertainment
Jill Ratner
Jill Ratner
Executive VP, Litigation
Fox Group
Michelle Rice
Michelle Rice
Executive VP, Content Distribution And Marketing
TVOne
Savalle Sims
Savalle Sims
Executive VP, Deputy General Counsel
Discovery Communications
Ellen Stone
Ellen Stone
Executive VP, Marketing
Bravo/Oxygen Media
2015
Honorees
Lynn Charytan
Lynn Charytan
Senior VP Of Legal Regulatory Affairs, Senior Deputy General Counsel
Comcast
Katy Ferguson
Katy Ferguson
Executive VP, Managing Partner, Entertainment
Horizon Media
Jennifer Hightower
Jennifer Hightower
Senior VP Of Law And Policy, General Counsel
Cox Communications
Sandra Howe
Sandra Howe
Senior VP, Global Marketing
Arris
Susette Hsiung
Susette Hsiung
Executive VP, Network Production, Management And Operations
Disney Channel
Sandra Kapell
Sandra Kapell
Executive VP, Human Resources Administration
Cablevision Systems
Judi Lopez
Judi Lopez
Senior VP, Affiliate Distribution Marketing
Nuvotv And Fuse
Sarah Madigan
Sarah Madigan
Executive VP, Content Distribution
Univision Communications
Melissa Maxfield
Melissa Maxfield
Senior VP Of Federal Government Affairs
Comcast
Courteney Monroe
Courteney Monroe
CEO
National Geographic Channels U.S.
Tina Pidgeon
Tina Pidgeon
General Counsel Compliance Officer, Senior VP Of Government Affairs
General Communication Inc.
Jane Rice
Jane Rice
Senior VP, Distribution
A+E Networks
Claudia Teran
Claudia Teran
Executive VP, Deputy General Counsel, Fox Networks Group
Fox Sports
2014
Honorees
Sarah Barnett
Sarah Barnett
President
Sundancetv
Jennifer Chun
Jennifer Chun
Senior VP, Content Acquisition
Time Warner Cable
Patricia Fili-Krushel
Patricia Fili-Krushel
Chairman
NBCUniversal News Group
Brenda Freeman
Brenda Freeman
Chief Marketing Officer, Animation, Young Adults And Kids’ Media
Turner Broadcasting System
Tara Maitra
Tara Maitra
Senior VP, General Manager, Content And Media Sales
TIVO
Kimberly Maki
Kimberly Maki
Corporate VP, Communications
Bright House Networks
Jodi Markley
Jodi Markley
Senior VP, Operations
ESPN
Janet Nova
Janet Nova
Executive VP And Deputy Group General Counsel
21st Century Fox
Jessica Rodriguez
Jessica Rodriguez
Executive VP, Program Scheduling & Promotions
Univision Communications
Lisa Rosenblum
Lisa Rosenblum
Executive VP, Government And Public Affairs
Cablevision Systems
Kathryn Zachem
Kathryn Zachem
Senior VP, Regulatory
Comcast
Laura Lee
Laura Lee
Crown Media Family Networks
2013
Honorees
Jamia Bigalow
Jamia Bigalow
Senior VP, Distribution Marketing
Fox Networks
Denise Denson
Denise Denson
Executive VP, Content Distribution And Marketing
Viacom Media Networks
Viviane Eisenberg
Viviane Eisenberg
Senior VP And Chief Counsel, Programming, Global Marketing & Global Licensing
HBO
Irene Esteves
Irene Esteves
Executive VP And Chief Financial Officer
Time Warner Cable
Tamara Franklin
Tamara Franklin
Senior VP, Affiliate Strategy And Business Development
Scripps Networks Interactive
Jacqueline Hernandez
Jacqueline Hernandez
Chief Operating Officer
Telemundo Media
Ava Jordhamo
Ava Jordhamo
President, New York
Zenith
Nancy Kanter
Nancy Kanter
Senior VP, Original Programming And GM
Disney Junior Worldwide
Marjorie Kaplan
Marjorie Kaplan
President And GM, Animal Planet/President
Science & Velocity Networks
Cathy Kilstrom
Cathy Kilstrom
Senior VP, Customer Care
Comcast Cable West Division
Kim Norris
Kim Norris
Executive VP, Emerging Businesses & Data Analytics
Cablevision Media Sales
Donna Speciale
Donna Speciale
President
Turner Entertainment And Young Adults Ad Sales
2012
Honorees
Jennifer Ball
Jennifer Ball
Senior VP, Affiliate Marketing And Distribution
Univision Communications
Sherry Brennan
Sherry Brennan
Senior VP, Distribution Strategy And Development
Fox Networks
Jodi Brenner
Jodi Brenner
Senior VP, Business And Legal Affairs, TV Networks Distribution
NBCUniversal
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
VP Of Administration
Comcast
Marissa Freeman
Marissa Freeman
Senior VP Of Brand Strategy And Marketing Communications
Time Warner Cable
Rebecca Glashow
Rebecca Glashow
Senior VP, Digital Media Distribution
Discovery Communications
Kellie Grutko
Kellie Grutko
VP of Marketing
Comcast Spotlight
Rhonda Holt
Rhonda Holt
Senior VP Of Media Platform Technologies And Operations
Turner Broadcasting System
Lori Lebas
Lori Lebas
Senior VP Of Strategy And Business Operations
ESPN
Mary Meduski
Mary Meduski
Executive VP And Chief Financial Officer
Suddenlink Communications
Gemma Toner
Gemma Toner
Senior Vp Of Marketing And Business Development
Cablevision Systems
Michelle Vicary
Michelle Vicary
Executive VP of Programming
Crown Media Networks
Dana Zimmer
Dana Zimmer
Executive VP, TV Networks Distribution
NBCUniversal
2011
Honorees
Lori Conkling
Lori Conkling
Executive Vp, Distribution, National Accounts, Field Sales & Canada
A&E Television Networks
Kimberly Edmunds
Kimberly Edmunds
Senior VP, Customer Operations
Cox Communications
Stephanie Gibbons
Stephanie Gibbons
Executive VP, Marketing And On-Air Promotions
FX
Mindy Grossman
Mindy Grossman
CEO And Director
HSN
Jadz Janucik
Jadz Janucik
Senior VP, Association Affairs
NETA
Grace Killelea
Grace Killelea
Senior VP, Talent
Comcast
Michelle Kim
Michelle Kim
Group VP And Chief Counsel, Programming
Time Warner Cable
Christina Miller
Christina Miller
Senior VP, Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming And Cartoon Network Enterprises
Turner Broadcasting System
Stephanie Mitchko
Stephanie Mitchko
VP, Interactive Platform
Cablevision Systems
Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Executive VP, Distribution And Business Development
IFC Entertainment
Diane Tryneski
Diane Tryneski
Senior VP, Broadcast, Studio Operations And Engineering
HBO
2010
Honorees
Jennifer Caserta
Jennifer Caserta
Executive VP And General Manager
IFC
Jennifer Dangar
Jennifer Dangar
Senior VP, Domestic Distribution
Discovery Communications
Kristine Faulkner
Kristine Faulkner
VP, Product Development And Management
Cox Communications
Melani Griffith
Melani Griffith
Senior VP, Programming And Video Services
Insight Communications
Cathy Hetzel
Cathy Hetzel
President, Advanced Media And Information
Rentrak
Pearlena Igbokwe
Pearlena Igbokwe
Senior VP, Original Programming
Showtime
Diana Kerekes
Diana Kerekes
VP, Video Content
Comcast
Gail Mackinnon
Gail Mackinnon
Executive VP And Chief Government Relations Officer
Time Warner Cable
Kathleen Mayo
Kathleen Mayo
Executive VP, Consumer Operations
Cablevision Systems
Sue Naegle
Sue Naegle
President
HBO Entertainment
Tonia O’Connor
Tonia O’Connor
Executive VP, Distribution, Sales And Marketing
Univision
Rita Tuzon
Rita Tuzon
Executive VP And General Counsel
Fox Networks Group
2009
Honorees
Peggy Ballard
Peggy Ballard
Senior Director, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing
Cisco Systems
Alina Falcón
Alina Falcón
Executive VP And Operating Manager
Univision
Jennifer Gaiski
Jennifer Gaiski
Senior VP, Content Acquisition
Comcast
Joan Gillman
Joan Gillman
Executive VP And President Of Media Sales
Time Warner Cable
Kate Juergens
Kate Juergens
Executive VP Of Original Programming And Development
ABCFamily
Vicki Lins
Vicki Lins
Chief Marketing Officer
Canoe Ventures
Gwen Marcus
Gwen Marcus
Executive VP And General Counsel
Showtime Networks
Patricia Mccaskill
Patricia Mccaskill
Senior VP Of Programming
Suddenlink Communications
Eileen O’Neill
Eileen O’Neill
President And General Manager
TLC
Kathy Payne
Kathy Payne
VP Of Programming
Cox Communications
Diane Robina
Diane Robina
President, Fearnet
Comcast Programming Group
2008
Honorees
Honorees
Janice Arouh
Janice Arouh
Senior VP, Network Distribution And Service
Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movie Channel
Susan Bunda
Susan Bunda
Executive VP, Content And Strategy
CNN Worldwide
Jackie De Crinis
Jackie De Crinis
Senior VP Of Original Scripted Series Programming
USA Network
Charlotte Field
Charlotte Field
Senior VP, Testing And Operations
Comcast
Rosa Gatti
Rosa Gatti
Senior VP, Corporate Communications And Outreach
ESPN
Brown Johnson
Brown Johnson
Executive Vp And Executive Creative Director
Nickelodeon
Amy Tykeson
Amy Tykeson
President And CEO
Bendbroadband
Sandy Wax
Sandy Wax
President
PBS Kids Sprout
Mary White
Mary White
President, Central Division
Charter Communications
Melinda Witmer
Melinda Witmer
Executive VP And Chief Programming Officer
Time Warner Cable
2007
Honorees
Colleen Abdoulah
Colleen Abdoulah
President
Wideopenwest
Cathy Avgiris
Cathy Avgiris
Senior VP And General Manager
Comcast Voice Services
Debby Beece
Debby Beece
President Of Programming And Marketing
Oxygen Media
Frances Berwick
Frances Berwick
Executive VP Of Programming And Production
Bravo Network
Nancy Dubuc
Nancy Dubuc
Executive VP And General Manager
The History Channel
Michele Ganeless
Michele Ganeless
Executive VP And General Manager
Comedy Central
Jill Luckett
Jill Luckett
Senior VP Of Program Network Policy
NCTA
Linda Mcmahon
Linda Mcmahon
CEO
World Wrestling Entertainment
Marilyn O’Connell
Marilyn O’Connell
Senior VP Of Video Solutions
Verizon Communications
Eloise Schmitz
Eloise Schmitz
Senior VP Of Strategic Planning
Charter Communications
2006
Honorees
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 & General Manager
Sunshine Network
2005
Honorees
Honorees
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 & 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
Vice President
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
2005