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Cable Hall of Fame Master of Ceremony Announced

BBC’s Katty Kay Returns As Emcee

DENVER, April 12, 2016 – The Cable Center is pleased to announced that Katty Kay, lead anchor on the BBC’s flagship U.S. newscast “BBC World News America,” will return to emcee the 19th annual Cable Hall of Fame. The Cable Center will host the Cable Hall of Fame celebration on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, in conjunction with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) Internet and Television Expo (INTX).

Kay has had a storied career with the BBC covering major U.S. and international events and interviewing a range of international figures and newsmakers. Kay is also the co-author of two New York Times best-selling books: “Womenomics” and “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know”. Kay also emceed the 2012 Cable Hall of Fame celebration.

“We are delighted to have Katty Kay return as the master of ceremonies for our Cable Hall of Fame celebration,” said Jana Henthorn, president and chief executive officer of The Cable Center. “The Cable Hall of Fame is the premier event that honors our industry, and I look forward to welcoming industry friends and associates as we gather to salute our seven honorees.”

The Cable Hall of Fame celebration will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony honoring: Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s Morning Joe; Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications, Inc.; John D. Evans, chairman & CEO, Evans Telecommunications Co.; Tom Rogers, chairman, TiVo Inc.; Robert J. Stanzione, chairman & CEO, ARRIS; and John O. "Dubby" Wynne, retired president & CEO, Landmark Communications, Inc. The event program will also include the presentation of the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award, honoring the late William J. Bresnan, to Amos B. Hostetter, Jr. A festive after party concludes the evening’s activities.

The Cable Hall of Fame is sponsored by ARRIS, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery Communications, Rovi Corporation, CommScope, Alpha Technologies, Cablefax, Multichannel News, Broadband Library, Cynopsis, FierceCable, LightReading, and SmartBrief. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit, or call 720-502-7500.

About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry. The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit us at, and for more information.

About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in the cable industry who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #cablehof. For more information, visit or call 720-502-7500.