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Gail Berman

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Gail Berman

Gail Berman (born August 17, 1956) is an American producer and television executive. She is co-owner and founding partner of The Jackal Group (now Sidecar), a production entity formed in partnership with Fox Networks Group. The Jackal Group develops and produces scripted, unscripted and factual entertainment programming for FNG's channels, including Fox Broadcasting Company, FX/FXX, the National Geographic Channels, and Fox International Channels. The partnership also provides for opportunities in digital and film, as well as for non-21st Century Fox distribution entities.[1][2] Early life Berman was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn but the family soon moved to Bellmore, New York where she was raised.[3] In 1974, she graduated from Abington High School and in 1978, she graduated with a B.A. in theater from the University of Maryland.[3] Career Berman graduated from the University of Maryland, where she served on the board of trustees.[4] Berman also serves on the board of directors of the Center Theatr

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Stephen Chao

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Stephen Chao

Stephen Chao (born 1955) is an American internet entrepreneur, television producer, and media executive.[1] He has worked as the president of Fox Television, an independent television producer, president of USA Network, and co-founder of WonderHowTo.com.[2][3] Background Stephen Chao was born to a Chinese American family, and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, moving to New Hampshire when he was eight years old.[1] His maternal grandfather was a prominent official in pre-revolutionary China, once serving as the nation's economic minister to the United States.[4] Chao is the nephew of Zao Wou Ki, a well-known Chinese Impressionist painter. Chao attended Fay School and later, the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He attended Harvard University where he majored in classical studies in 1977. He later went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981.[2][5] Career National Enquirer Between Harvard degrees, Chao co-wrote a Fodor's travel guide for Turkey, shoveled manuarm in France, and re

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Barry Diller

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Barry Diller

Barry Charles Diller (born February 2, 1942) is an American businessman. He is Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia Group and created the Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting. Diller was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1994.[2][3] Early life Diller was born into a Jewish household in San Francisco, California, and is the son of Reva (née Addison) and Michael Diller.[4][5] Career Diller began his career through a family connection[6] in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency after dropping out of UCLA after three weeks. His proximity to the company's file room meant that he could spend free time reading through the archives and learning the entire history of the entertainment industry.[7] He was hired as an assistant by Elton Rule, then west coast head of ABC, who was promoted to network President at the same time Diller went to work for him in 1964, taking him on to New York City. Diller was soon placed in charge of negotiating broadcast rights to featu

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Brian Graden

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Brian Graden

Brian Graden (born 1963) is an American television executive. Career Graden grew up in Hillsboro, Illinois.[1] and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1981. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in 1985 with a degree in business, and later graduated with an MBA from Harvard University. He began working in television, ultimately becoming an executive at FOX, during which time he saw Trey Parker and Matt Stone's animated short film Jesus vs Frosty. He commissioned them to make another film to give as a Christmas card to his friends. The film, The Spirit of Christmas, became well known online and among celebrities and college students. He later helped Parker and Stone develop the animation into the series South Park. In November 1997, Graden was promoted to executive vice president of programming at MTV following the abrupt resignation of Andy Schuon.[2] Graden is the former President of Programming at MTV, VH1, CMT, and the LGBT channel, Logo, the launch of which he assisted in. He departed MTV Net

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Randy Freer

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Randy Freer

Randy Freer (born 1959/1960) is an American television executive, and the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Hulu.[2] Early life Freer attended Saint Joseph's College of Maine in Standish, Maine and graduated with degrees in business and history in 1982.[3] Career Freer joined FSN in 1997 after serving for three years as senior vice president, business affairs at Active Entertainment, an animation syndication firm. Prior to that, Freer spent nine years at Turner Broadcasting, the last two as executive vice president, entertainment sales. In that position, Freer was responsible for overseeing all advertising sales for Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and Turner Network Television (TNT), as well as the Cartoon Network. Previously in his career at Fox, Freer served as co-president and COO, FOX Sports Media Group, where he focused on growing and enhancing Fox Sports' portfolio of league, conference, and team media rights.[3] In recent years, he oversaw the negotiations that led to new long-term agreemen

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Sandy Grushow

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Sandy Grushow

Sandy Grushow (born April 3, 1960) is an American businessman, and the CEO of Phase 2 Media,[1] a board member for The Weather Company (parent company of The Weather Channel), and works with MediaLink in the role of senior media advisor.[2] He is the former chairman of the Fox Television Entertainment Group and former chief creative officer[3] of MediaLink, a multimedia advisory firm that provides counsel to clients in the marketing, media, entertainment, and technology industries.[4] Early life and education Grushow was born to a Jewish family[5] on April 3, 1960 in New York City. He graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Los Angeles, with a B.A. in communications.[6] FOX Grushow spent nearly 25 years at the Fox Entertainment Group, where he helped to create the Fox Broadcasting Company as it appears today. Grushow began his career in the feature film marketing department of 20th Century Fox, overseeing creative campaigns for movies such as Big, Die Hard and Broadc

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Doug Herzog

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Doug Herzog

Doug Herzog (born July 16, 1959) is an American television executive. He was formerly the president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, he oversaw MTV, VH1, Logo TV, Comedy Central, Palladia, Spike, and Epix.[1] Herzog is credited with bringing South Park, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report to Comedy Central. He was also responsible for the cancellation of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on that network (which later turned up on the Sci-Fi Channel, was cancelled again, and revived much later on Netflix). Biography He was born to a Jewish family[2][3] in Paterson, New Jersey. Herzog graduated from Emerson College in Boston. After college, one of his early jobs was as a music-segment producer on the nationally syndicated Entertainment Tonight show in Hollywood. He has held senior positions with USA Network, where he helped launch Monk, and at Fox, launching Malcolm in the Middle. Prior to his first association with Comedy Central, he had been an Associate Producer on CNN and TBS, and a senior manager a

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Jamie Kellner

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Jamie Kellner

Jamie Kellner is a former American television executive. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a division of Time Warner which includes TBS, TNT, and Cartoon Network. Kellner took over the post in 2001 and handed over the company to Philip Kent in 2003. He was the chairman of station ownership group ACME Communications, a post held from the company's founding until its folding in 2016. Early life and education Kellner was born to an Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island,[1] New York. He attended Uppsala University in upstate New York. Career After college he participated in the CBS Executive Training Program and after CBS disposed of its syndication division, he rose to the rank of vice president for first-run programming, development, and sales at Viacom. In 1978, he accepted a job as executive of Filmways, a film and television producer and distributor.[2] In 1982, after Filmways was taken over by Orion Pictures, he served as president o

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Peter Liguori

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Peter Liguori

Peter Liguori (born January 7, 1960) is an American business executive who most recently held the position of President and chief executive officer of Tribune Media; he departed the company at the end of March 2017.[1][2] He was appointed to the positions in January 2013, and is also a member of Tribune Media Company’s board of directors.[3] During his tenure, the company acquired Local TV Holdings, LLC,[4] doubling the size of its local television station group, and Gracenote, combining it with Tribune Media Services to form one of the world’s leading providers of entertainment metadata.[5] Liguori was a member of Yahoo!’s board from 2012 to 2014.[6] Before Tribune, Liguori served as Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications.[7][3] Before joining Discovery in 2009, Liguori served as Chairman of entertainment for Fox, credited with helping the channel FX grow in prominence.[8][9] Prior to assuming that position in 2005, Liguori was president and CEO of News Corp.’s FX Networks since 1998, overseei

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Margaret Loesch

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Margaret Loesch

Margaret Ann Loesch is an American television executive and producer. She is the former President and CEO of Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc's joint venture television network, Hub Network.[1] On June 12, 2014, she announced that she would step down from her position sometime at the end of that year.[2] Early life Margaret Ann Loesch was born to Margaret M. Loesch and Brig. Gen. L. Fred Loesch (USAF). She attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi, studying political science, and graduate school at Louisiana State University New Orleans (aka University of New Orleans).[3] Career In 1971, Loesch started her entertainment career with television programming and production positions at ABC, then in 1979 with NBC. In 1979 she moved to Hanna-Barbera Productions as Vice President for Children's Programming, moving up to Executive Vice President. In 1984, she joined Marvel Productions as President and Chief Executive Officer.[4] Loesch also ran Fox Kids from 1990[3][1] until 1

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Peter Rice (executive)

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Peter Rice (executive)

Peter Rice (born 1966) is a British businessman and the Chairman of Walt Disney Television as well as the co-chairman of Disney Media Networks. Early life Rice was born in the United Kingdom in 1966 and raised in Britain.[1] He earned a degree from the University of Nottingham in 1989.[1] Career 21st Century Fox Fox Filmed Entertainment Prior to his roles in Fox's television business, Rice was President for Fox Searchlight Pictures.[2] He began his tenure there in 2000, during which time he released some of the most critically acclaimed films of the decade and some of the highest-grossing films in Fox Searchlight’s history, including Juno, The Last King of Scotland, Bend it Like Beckham, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways and Napoleon Dynamite.[3] With Rice at the helm, Fox Searchlight received 51 Academy Award and 42 Golden Globe Award nominations, including a record of 12 nominations[4] and eight wins[5] for Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. From 2007 - 2008, Rice also oversaw Fox Atom

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Kevin Reilly (executive)

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Kevin Reilly (executive)

Kevin Reilly is an American media executive who serves as the Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV.[2][3][4] In addition to his position at WarnerMedia, Reilly has also held executive positions at FX, NBC, and Fox,[5] and has championed successful programs such as The Sopranos, Empire, The Office, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, The Shield, ER, Law & Order and Glee, among others.[6] Early life and education Reilly is a Long Island native who was born in Manhasset, New York and grew up in Port Washington. He is also a graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola.[7][8] Reilly attended Cornell University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in communications arts in 1984. While at Cornell, Reilly was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[8][9][10] Career 1984–2000: Early career, NBC and Brillstein-Grey Reilly began his career as a freelance production assistant in New York City where he worked on over 150 commercials and music videos. To pursue a career in televisi

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Rupert Murdoch

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Rupert Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul who founded News Corp.[3] Murdoch's father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was a reporter and editor who became a senior executive of The Herald and Weekly Times publishing company, covering all Australian states except New South Wales.[4] After his father's death in 1952, Murdoch declined to join his late father's registered media public company and created his own private company, News Limited. In the 1950s and 1960s, Murdoch acquired a number of newspapers in Australia and New Zealand before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World, followed closely by The Sun. In 1974, Murdoch moved to New York City, to expand into the U.S. market; however, he retained interests in Australia and Britain. In 1981, Murdoch bought The Times, his first British broadsheet and, in 1985, became a naturalized U.S. citizen, giving up his Australian citizenship, to satisfy the legal requirement for U.S. televisio

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Scott Sassa

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Scott Sassa

Scott M. Sassa is an American entertainment executive who has held a number of high-level executive positions in large entertainment companies. Sassa is currently chairman of MILK Makeup.[1] Biography Early career Early in his career, Sassa was vice president of New Business Development at Ohlmeyer Communications Co., which was headed by Don Ohlmeyer. He also served as vice president of network management for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Sassa was among the first people hired by Fox and he ran its operations and administration departments. Turner Broadcasting Sassa spent nine years at Turner Broadcasting System, finishing his tenure as president of Turner Entertainment Group and a member of Turner's board of directors and TBS's executive committee.[2] Sassa joined Turner Broadcasting in 1982, first as director of Sales promotion, then executive producer of Night Tracks[3][4] in 1983 which led to him becoming vice president and general manager of the company's Cable Music Channel in 1984.[5] He began his

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Lucie Salhany

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Lucie Salhany

Lucille "Lucie" Salhany (Arabic: لوسي صالحاني‎; born May 25, 1946)[1] is an American media executive of Jordanian and Lebanese Heritage.[2][3] Salhany was the first woman to head a broadcast television network in 1993 in the position as Chairwoman of Fox Broadcasting Company. She later created the United Paramount Network.[4][5] She has had over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business,[6][7] and during the height of her career, was one of the most powerful women at the C-Suite level.[8][9] Early life Salhany was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to father Halim "Hal" Jacob Mady, who was Jordanian, and mother Matilda "Tillie" Mady (née Thomas), who was Lebanese-Syrian.[10][11][12] Her parents owned a grocery store in Cleveland.[4] Salhany graduated from Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, in 1964.[13] Salhany attended Kent State University but after dropping out at age 19, she did not continue her education after more than a year.[4] Career TV Broadcasting In 1967, Salhany got a job as a secretary t

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Nick Weidenfeld

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Nick Weidenfeld

Nicholas Rabb Weidenfeld (born 1979 or 1980) is an American television producer and executive who led program development for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and Fox's Animation Domination High-Def programming blocks. He won producing Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2013 for the series Childrens Hospital. Since 2016, he has been the president of programming for television channel Viceland. Biography Weidenfeld was born in 1979 or 1980 to Edward Weidenfeld, a Washington DC lawyer, and Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld, former press secretary to First Lady Betty Ford. He grew up in Georgetown and attended Georgetown Day School. While there, he parlayed his interest in rap into assignments writing up interviews for little-known popular culture magazines and websites.[1] He started the alternative magazine While You Were Sleeping in the late 1990s,[2] and reviewed music for magazines Seventeen and Teen Vogue. At Columbia University, he was a liberal arts major. He interned at the Pentagon.[1] In 2004, he arranged to interview Mike

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David Hill (producer)

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David Hill (producer)

David Hill (born May 21, 1946) is an Australian-born American executive producer who served as the president of Fox Sports from 1993-2000,[1] and as a senior EVP of 21st Century Fox for twenty-four years.[2] He left the Fox Group in June 2015 to open his own production company that focused on live TV events.[3] David was a chairman of National Geographic Channels.[4] He served as an executive producer of the American version of The X Factor and the fifteenth season of American Idol. Academy Award producer He along with Reginald Hudlin were chosen to produce the 88th Academy Awards[5] after the end of a third term deal with previous producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.[6] Filmography Fox NFL Sunday NHL on FOX Daytona 500: The Great American Race Pre-Race Show 2008 NASCAR Samsung 500 2008 Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 2011 World Series American Idol (2014-2015)[7] The X Factor[7] 88th Academy Awards (with Reginald Hudlin) Awards Hill won an Outstanding Live Sports Special award at

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Suzanne Scott

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Suzanne Scott

Suzanne Scott is the American current CEO of Fox News, the second CEO in the network's history. Biography Scott was raised in Morristown, New Jersey.[1] Her father ran a trucking company out of the family home and her mother worked as a real estate agent.[1] She worked as an executive assistant to Chet Collier at CNBC before moving with Collier to Fox News[2] at its inception in 1996.[3] She began her work there as a programming assistant.[4] According to a Fox News press release, "Throughout her Fox tenure, Scott has risen through the ranks in a number of programming, production and creative positions including: executive vice president of programming (2016); senior vice president of programming and development (2009); vice president of programming (2007); network executive producer (2005); as well as associate producer, producer and senior producer of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (2002-2005). In addition, she was responsible for the launch of numerous on-air and digital initiatives, including th

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Hope Hicks

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Hope Hicks

Hope Charlotte Hicks (born October 21, 1988) is an American public relations consultant who in February 2020 was named counselor to President Donald Trump.[1] Hicks previously served as White House communications director from August 2017 until March 29, 2018.[2][3] From January to September 2017, she was White House director of strategic communications. A former model, Hicks was an employee of the Trump Organization before becoming press secretary and early communications director for the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the national press secretary for the presidential transition team.[4][5] She was Trump's longest-serving political aide at the time of her resignation.[6][7] On February 27, 2018, Hicks testified to a congressional committee that she had told "white lies" on Trump's behalf.[8][9][10] The next day, Hicks announced her intention to resign as White House communications director.[11][12] She left the White House a month later. In 2019, she began working for Fox Corporation as its

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Uday Shankar (businessman)

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Uday Shankar (businessman)

Uday Shankar (born 16 September 1962) is an Indian media executive and former journalist.[1] As of 2019, he is President of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, and chairman of Star India and The Walt Disney Company India. Early life Uday Shankar was born on 16 September 1962 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. His father was a civil engineer by profession and wanted to see his son as a civil servant. However, he chose a career of journalist, much to his father's disappointment. Shankar got his early education from his native place. He moved to Delhi to pursue his Master's Degree in Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University.[2] He tried for the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and passed the preliminary and main rounds too. But even though some of his friends were selected, Shankar could not clear the interview. In spite of trying for second time, Shankar got enrolled at Times School of Journalism in Delhi. Career Uday Shankar started his career as a political correspond

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