Mayor Michael BloombergMayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg L.P., the financial news service
Michael R. Bloomberg is the 108th Mayor of the City of New York. He was born on February 14, 1942 and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, where his father was the bookkeeper at a local dairy. Mayor Bloomberg's thirst for information and fascination with technology was evident at an early age, and led him to Johns Hopkins University, where he parked cars and took out loans to finance his education. After his college graduation, he gained an MBA from Harvard and in the summer of 1966, he was hired by Salomon Brothers to work on Wall Street. As a young trader, he had been amazed at the archaic nature in which information was stored. So, he created a financial information computer that would collect and analyze different combinations of past and present securities data and deliver it immediately to the user.
Peter CherninPresident and Chief Operating Officer, News Corporation;
Chairman and CEO, Fox Group
Peter Chernin has been the number-two executive at News Corp,. since 1996, putting him in charge of the company's global media operations including Twentieth Century Fox Studio, Fox Broadcasting, Fox Cable Networks and print operations. He initially joined the company in 1989, first as president of primetime entertainment for the then-fledgling Fox Broadcasting network, then at president of Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment. From 1986 to 1989, Chernin service as president of the startup movie division of TV producer Lormiar. He was previously executive vice president, programming and marketing for Showtime, vice president of development and production at the TV producer David Gerber Company, an editor for Warner Books and associate publicity director of St. Martin's Press.
Nancy TellemPresident, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group
Nancy Tellem was promoted to the newly created position of President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group in September 2004.
In her position, Tellem is responsible for all operations at CBS Entertainment and CBS Paramount Network Television, including development, programming, production, legal and business affairs.
Irwin GotliebGlobal CEO of GroupM
Irwin Gotlieb is the Global Chief Executive Officer of GroupM, the world's leading full service media investment management company. GroupM represents WPP's consolidated media assets which include MAXUS, MediaCom Worldwide, Mediaedge:cia Global, and MindShare Worldwide.
Tim RussertHost of Meet the Press, NBC News Washington Bureau Chief
Tim Russert is managing editor and moderator of NBC's Meet the Press, a political analyst for NBC Nightly News and the Today program. He alsoanchors The Tim Russert Show, a weekly interview program on CNBC, and is a contributing anchor for MSNBC. The Emmy-winning interviewer also serves as senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC News. He has received forty-three honorary doctorate degrees and has lectured extensively. And he still has time to write best-selling books and get kudos for being a great father.
Chris AlbrechtChairman and CEO of Home Box Office
Chris Albrecht is chairman/CEO of Home Box Office, responsible for the company's premium television networks in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America as well as HBO's other lines of business. He was named to the position in July 2002.
Susan Lucci has starred as the seductive Erica Kane on All My Children for nearly 37 years. She's also starred in films and on Broadway, and is currently touring the country with Regis Philbin, performing a nightclub act. After 18 Emmy nominations failed to provide Lucci with a statuette, she famously broke the curse in 1999 and claimed her long-awaited, much-publicized Daytime Emmy.
The Emmy is one of many acknowledgements of Lucci's talent and tenacity. She's got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, she was named one of VH-1's 200 Top Icons of All Time, she was given a key to New York City by then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and she's of course being inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Harry PappasPresident/CEO of Pappas Telecasting Companies
Harry Pappas is Chairman and CEO of Pappas Telecasting, the largest privately-held, commercial television broadcast group in the United States in terms of U.S. Household coverage as defined by Nielsen Media Research.
Betty CohenPresident and CEO Lifetime Entertainment Services
In April 2005, Betty Cohen was named president and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services.
Cohen oversees women's cable networks Lifetime Television, LMN and Lifetime Real Women, the company's online, wireless and other brand extensions, and its public advocacy campaigns. She is responsible for all day-to-day operations, including advertising and affiliate sales, research, programming and strategic planning.
Entertainment TonightThe foremost authority on breaking entertainment news since its debut more than 24 years ago, Entertainment Tonight is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. The show entered its 25th season on September 12, 2005.