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Biggest Challenge in Creating
Fresh Programming: " Keep in
mind your audience's taste and
tolerance. I've seen so many
good executives lose their way
by fusing personal interests
with the audience's interests. "
completely pleasantly surprised
by the Westin Times Square on
a recent trip to NYC. "
Destination You'd Most Like
To Visit: Bali. " I canceled
a trip there last December
because our acquisition closed
that month. I will be going on
a yoga retreat there before
year-end. "
Rhonda Holt
SVP, Digital Media
Technologies and Media
Asset Management
Turner Broadcasting
System
Holt oversaw the successful
redesign of CNN.com, one
of 25 major site redesigns
she has tackled in the past
year, including NASCAR.com
and PGAtour.com-all while
continuing her work to mentor
the next generation of minority
technologists.
Best Part About Mentoring:
" Watching others grow.
It's personally rewarding to
help others avoid some of the
challenges I may have run
into over the course of my
career, leveraging my career
learning. "
Kathy Johnson
President, NAMIC
As NAMIC matures into its
30th year, Johnson's contribution
to the association's
success grows. Under her
direction, NAMIC is expanding
its leadership seminars,
mentoring programs and
Webinars, as well as offering
all-inclusive programs to
companies. As a result of
proven initiatives she oversees,
the industry's pipeline
of diverse talent continues
to expand with the goal of
" growing our membership
and donor base, expanding
the reach of our educational
programs and ensuring that
our members are poised for
leadership roles, " she says.
Cuisine of Choice: Cuban.
Favorite Drink: Mojito.
at this year's NAMIC Emerging
Leaders breakfast for her
stellar track record of creating
brand defi nitional, highly
rated original programming.
Biggest Business Accomplishments
of the
Year: " Negotiating broadcast
deals with two powerhouses,
Trump Entertainment and
Essence Communications.
Both ventures have produced
originals that performed well
on our network and meet our
programming vision. "
Biggest Challenge Developing
Original Programming:
" Balancing the creative and
the financial while competing
with networks that have
more resources. I advise my
team and producers to think
big and then we scale back
as needed.
The biggest challenge to
sustaining original programming
today is staying topical
and relevant with current programming,
yet being visionary
with those in development. "
Favorite Show Not on TV
One: True Blood. " Minorities
are created and presented
with depth and complexity.
Need I say more? "
Michelle Kim
Group VP and Chief
Counsel, Programming,
Time Warner Cable
Kim has the immense responsibility
for all legal matters related
to programming across Time
Warner's distribution platforms.
As such, she plays a key role in
negotiating and drafting carriage
and distribution arrangements
with cable networks, broadcast
stations and other content
providers, advising senior management
in the development of
strategic initiatives that intersect
with programming.
Lee knows a thing or two
about storytelling. TLC's
record ratings in 2009-10
can be attributed in part
to the programming Lee is
shepherding, including Cake
Boss, Toddlers & Tiaras and
The Little Couple. His work
growing new genres for
the network led to recent
successes for Four Weddings
and BBQ Pitmasters. He's
also tasked with nurturing
established series, including
the high-profi le fi nal season
of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Bam Liem
VP, Advanced
Linette Hwu
VP, Legal Affairs
Travel Channel,
Scripps Networks
Talk about a jet-setter. Hwu
oversees Travel Channel program
negotiations, talent, video
distribution and international
syndication. As a follow-up to
her work on the network's acquisition
in 2009, she co-chaired
Travel's integration process into
the Scripps family.
Best Business Hotel: " I was
Toni Judkins
SVP, Original
Programming, TV One
In fewer than two years at TV
One, Judkins has overseen
a series of hits including Unsung,
Life After, LisaRaye: The
Real McCoy and Donald J.
Trump Presents The Ultimate
Merger. She was an honoree
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Superna Kalle
SVP, Networks
Sony Pictures Television
Kalle has Sony's hotly
anticipated 3D channel
covered. She's spent the past
year gearing up for the Oct. 1
launch, as well as overseeing
the company's interests in
GSN and FEARnet. She also
sits on the board of directors
for MSM Singapore, MSM
India and MSM Discovery,
Sony's distribution platform
in India, where the company
will soon add a sixth local
language channel.
September 2010
Jerry Lambert
VP, Associate General
Council, Bresnan
Communications
Integral in the deployment of
advanced services, Lambert
has been ensuring compliance
in the federal, state and local
regulatory fi eld as Bresnan
rolls out voice services.
Tip for Successful Negotiations:
" Know the desired result;
always negotiate with tenacity,
tempered by fl exibility and characterized
by good faith. "
Favorite Food and Drink:
" Thai, hot enough to make me
cry; Maker's Mark with two
cubes of ice. "
Network Engineering
Insight Communications
If you're an Insight customer
enjoying the company's Voice
Mail Express, you can thank
Liem. He and his team not only
worked the tech magic that this
year enabled phone customers
to send voice mail messages
to two designated email addresses,
but he also oversaw
the architecture, design and
development of Insight's HSD
and other phone products.
Best Business Hotel: " The
Hyatt in Nusa Dua, Bali,
Indonesia. "
Favorite Food: " Sushi. "
Howard Lee
VP, Production &
Development, TLC
Carla Lewis-Long
VP, Distribution, Si TV
One of cable's most elegant,
Lewis-Long has been educating
MSOs about the importance
of the English-speaking
Latino audience during her
fi rst year at Si TV. Working with
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