Emma Bowen Annual Conference
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| Lester Holt is an award-winning journalist and anchor of "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," the network's flagship broadcast. Holt also leads NBC News’ special reports, breaking news, prime-time political coverage, and anchors “Dateline NBC,” which is currently in its 27th season. |
Holt was named “NBC Nightly News” anchor in June 2015 after eight years as anchor of "NBC Nightly News" weekend editions and 12 years as co-anchor of "Weekend TODAY." In addition, Holt has served as principal anchor of "Dateline NBC" since September 2011.
Holt joined NBC News in 2000 and is known for his outstanding work in the field, reporting and anchoring from breaking news events across the globe. He has also been one of the leaders in reporting on the criminal justice system and the efforts to reform it. In 2016, Holt was selected to moderate the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, which was the most-watched debate in American history.
Before becoming co-anchor of "Weekend TODAY” in 2003, Holt anchored "Lester Holt Live," a daily news show on MSNBC. Holt served as a primary anchor for MSNBC's coverage of major news events, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war in Afghanistan, and he was the lead daytime anchor for MSNBC's coverage of Decision 2000.
In 2018, Holt was awarded the Los Angeles Press Club’s Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism, and the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Journalism from the National Press Foundation. He was also named the most-trusted television news personality in America, according to the Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey.
|Armando Nuñez is President and Chief Executive Officer for the CBS Global Distribution Group, and Chief Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corporation. He reports to Joe Ianniello, President and Acting Chief Executive Office, CBS Corporation. |
As CBS’ top global executive, Nuñez oversees all content licensing of CBS-owned programming to domestic and international distribution partners across all platforms: cable, broadcast and streaming services. He is responsible for monetizing a growing portfolio of original content that airs on the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME and non-CBS platforms, as well as a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Global Distribution Group has 15 offices worldwide.
In this role, Nunez also has oversight of CBS Television Distribution, which produces and distributes seven of the top 10 first-run shows in syndication, including industry-leading franchises such as ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, DR. PHIL, INSIDE EDITION, RACHAEL RAY, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY! and JUDGE JUDY.
Nuñez has led CBS’ international media business since 1999. He originally joined CBS as President of what was then CBS Broadcast International in July 1999 and assumed the additional title of Executive Vice President, CBS Enterprises in January 2000. He also led CBS’ combined domestic syndication and international operations from 2012-2016. For the past two years, he focused on CBS’ rapidly expanding international business as head of CBS Studios International, one of the biggest growth engines for the Company.
Under Nuñez’s supervision, CBS Studios International has grown to distribute a comprehensive slate of top-rated, critically acclaimed programming in every genre. The international operation licenses programming across all media platforms in more than 200 countries in more than 60 languages. The division manages 11 channel ventures covering 109 territories and supervises the Company’s ownership of Network 10 in Australia (which he was instrumental in helping acquire). It also focuses on international co-productions and local content production, and coordinates with CBS Interactive to support the Company’s global rollout of CBS All Access.
Nuñez has held senior leadership positions in international media for more than 25 years. Prior to joining CBS, he served as President, Universal International Television. From 1994 to 1997, Nuñez was President, New World International Television Distribution. From 1992 to 1994, Nuñez was Executive Vice President, International Sales, Viacom Entertainment.
Nuñez has been named to multiple “power” lists (including The Hollywood Reporter and Hispanic Business Magazine) as a major television influencer. Recently, he was named to Variety’s “Dealmakers” list for 2018. Most notably, he was one of the first recipients of the inaugural MIPTV Médaille d’Honneur, which recognized six international television executives, including his father, Armando Nuñez Sr., for their achievements in the industry. At the same time, Nuñez received the City of Cannes Gold Medal at Cannes City Hall in a ceremony hosted by Mayor Bernard Brochand.
Nuñez is a member of the board and co-chair of the global committee of NATPE International, as well a member of the board and executive committee of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). In addition, he is currently on the board of trustees of Fordham University and was formerly on the board of visitors of the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
A native of New York, Nuñez graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management.
|Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, has over 25 years of experience in the communications, media, and technology industry. In her current position, Ms. Jin Davis is responsible for identifying sustainable strategies and priorities and for implementing the Company’s Sustainability Program across all of ComcastNBCU business units and functions. |
Prior to her current role, Ms. Jin Davis was Senior Vice President of Operations Compliance and was responsible for implementing product policies, operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, reducing costs to the cable business, and managing business compliance.
In 2011, Ms. Jin Davis negotiated a historic Memorandum of Understanding between Comcast and the Asian American community as part of the Company’s merger with NBC Universal that creates ground-breaking commitments in the areas of programming, supplier and employment diversity, and community investment. She serves on Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council and is a Company liaison to the Comcast and NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She is an executive sponsor of Asian Pacific Americans at Comcast, a Company affinity group.
Ms. Jin Davis was also responsible for launching Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program in 2011. Internet Essentials offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. Internet Essentials is Comcast’s largest, most successful community investment initiative, having connected more than 6 million low income Americans to the power of the Internet in their homes.
Ms. Jin Davis has also been integrally involved in the Company’s approach to digital literacy, providing resources to customers on safe Internet use with particular emphasis on helping families understand the Internet and teaching children how to responsibly use Comcast’s services. She created and led the Company’s On-Line Safety Advisory Council, an external body of leaders in the area of on-line safety.
Ms. Jin Davis was recently recognized by Forbes as one of “Five Women of Color Who Should Be On Your Radar Screen.” She has completed the Women in Cable Telecommunications Senior Executive Summit at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the Women’s Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business, and CTAM’s Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School. She received the 2010 Paragon Award of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Cable and was a fellow in the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute of the Women in Cable Telecommunications. She has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFAX and one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Minorities in Cable” by CableWorld for many years. Ms. Jin Davis is actively involved in Comcast’s diversity efforts, particularly as it relates to the Company’s relationship with the Asian American community. She serves as the Chair of the Board of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and is a director on the Boards of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, and the Juvenile Law Center. Ms. Jin Davis also serves on the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. She lives in Kennett Square, PA with her daughter, Sophia.
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| Discovery Inc |
| Forbes Media LLC |
| FOX Television |
| Fox Corporation |
| Graham Media Group, Inc. |
| Hearst Magazines |
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| Mediacom Communications Corporation |
| NBCUniversal |
| Porter Novelli |
| Spectrum |
| The New York Times |
| TIME |
| Turner |
| Warner Bros. Entertainment |
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