The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame — the premiere industry event paying tribute to the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts — has named its class of 2016. These industry leaders join the ranks of over 400 honorees previously recognized by Broadcasting & Cable magazine, a TWICE sister publication.
Set for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the famed Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, the evening will feature the presentation of the Chairman’s Award to Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO, The Kraft Group/New England Patriots.
The complete list of 2016 Hall of Fame inductees includes:
*Monica Gadsby – CEO, Latin America, Publicis One
* TNT’s “Inside the NBA”
* Robert Kraft – chairman and CEO, The Kraft Group/New England Patriots
* Peter Liguori – president and CEO, Tribune Media Company
* Deborah Norville – anchor, Inside Edition CBS Television Distribution
* Mark Pedowitz – president, The CW Network
* Michael Powell – president & CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
* Kevin Reilly – president, TBS and TNT; chief creative officer, Turner Entertainment
* Stuart Sucherman – chairman, Sucherman Group
* Jay Sures – managing director, United Talent Agency
* Keith Turner – president, advertising sales and marketing, Univision Communications Inc.
* Jeff Wachtel – chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment; president, Universal Cable Productions & Wilshire Studios
“Each year the Hall of Fame gala continues to grow bigger and more exciting,” said Bill McGorry, chairman of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. “It is an honor to add these industry leaders to the prestigious group of inductees we have recognized in our long and storied history.”
“The broadcast industry is led by extraordinarily talented builders and visionaries,” added Louis Hillelson, VP/group publisher, Broadcasting & Cable. “It is a privilege to recognize these honorees and we look forward to celebrating with them this October.”
A portion of the net proceeds is donated to the charitable organization Broadcasters Foundation of America and The Paley Center for Media. A safety net for radio and television professionals across the country, the Broadcasters Foundation of America provides anonymous financial grants to those industry colleagues who are in acute need due to critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, an accident or other serious misfortune. The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame is one of the signature events taking place during NewBay Media’s 4th Annual New York City Television Week, Oct. 17-20. Other events include Virtual Reality 20/20, Advanced Advertising, Next TV Summit & Expo and the Fourteenth Annual Hispanic Television Summit.