Previous Years’ Honorees

AMC Networks ‘18
Josh Sapan
President & CEO
Univision Communications Inc. ‘18
Randy Falco
President & CEO
Sunny Hostin ‘18
Co-Host, The View, ABC News Sr. Legal Correspondent and Analyst
ABC

AT&T ‘17
John Stankey
CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group

FX Networks ‘17
John Landgraf
CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions

TV One ‘17
Cathy Hughes
Founder and Chairperson, Radio One

Alfred C. Liggins, III
CEO, Radio One
Chairman and CEO, TV One

ABC Entertainment ‘16
Channing Dungey
President

HBO ‘16
Richard Plepler
Chairman & CEO

Michael Schwimmer ‘15
CEO
Fuse Media

Tyler Perry ‘15
Filmmaker, Actor, Philanthropist

Comcast NBCUniversal ‘14
David L. Cohen
Executive Vice President

Turner Broadcasting System ‘14
John Martin
Chief Executive Officer

Salaam Coleman Smith ‘14
President, Strategic Initiatives
NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

A+E Networks ‘13
Abbe Raven
President & CEO

Debra L. Lee ‘13
Chairman & CEO
BET Networks

Melinda Witmer ‘13
EVP, Chief Video & Content Officer
Time Warner Cable

ESPN ‘12
George Bodenheimer
Executive Chairman

César Conde ‘12
President, Univision Networks
Univision Communications, Inc.
Bridget Baker ‘12
President, TV Networks Distribution
NBCUniversal

DIRECTV ‘11
Michael D. White
Chairman, President & CEO
Discovery Communications ‘11
David Zaslav
President & CEO

Jacqueline Hernandez ‘11
Chief Operating Officer
Telemundo Communications Group

Time Warner Cable ‘10
Glenn A. Britt
Chairman, President and CEO

Marva Smalls ‘10
EVP of Global Inclusion Strategy, MTVN
Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon, MTVN Kids & Family Group
Comcast Corporation ‘09
David L. Cohen
Executive Vice President
Joshua Sapan ‘09
President & CEO
Rainbow Media
Andrea Wong ’09
President & CEO
Lifetime Networks
Viacom ‘08
Philippe Dauman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth W. Lowe ‘08
Founder of Scripps Networks, President and CEO
The E. W. Scripps Company

Char Beales ‘08
President and CEO
CTAM

Anne M. Sweeney ‘07
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks
President, Disney-ABC Television Group

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ‘07
Andrew T. Heller
President, Domestic Distribution

Matt Blank ‘06
Chairman & CEO
Showtime Networks

George Bodenheimer ‘05
President
ESPN Inc. & ABC Sports

John Sie ‘04
Chairman & CEO
Starz Entertainment

Ted Turner ‘03
Founder
Turner Broadcasting System

Tom Freston ‘02
Chairman & CEO
MTV Networks

Eddy Hartenstein ‘01
Chairman & CEO
DIRECTV, Inc.

Carole Black ‘00
President
Lifetime Entertainment

Robert Johnson ‘99
CEO
BET & Holdings, Inc.

Carole Simpson ‘98
Senior Correspondent
ABC News

Mark McEwen ‘97
News Anchor
CBS This Morning
Bella S. Abzug ‘96
Feminist and Founder
WEDO
Bernard Shaw ‘95
News Anchor
CNN