Cable Center Names Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2019
DENVER – The Cable Center announced today the members of its Cable Hall of Fame class of 2019. The newly selected honorees will be inducted during the 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame celebration, held on May 2, 2019, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.
The honorees are:
- Leslie Ellis, president, Ellis Edits, Inc.
- Phil Kent, former chairman and CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
- Kyle McSlarrow, SVP, customer experience, Comcast
- Steve Miron, CEO, Advance/Newhouse
- MTV, Founding Creators
- Susan Swain and Rob Kennedy, president and co-CEOs, C-SPAN
The honorees were chosen based on their leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation in media. Since 1998, 133 leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
“The 2019 Cable Hall of Fame class represents leaders from some of the industry’s most innovative and groundbreaking companies and includes our first cable TV network, MTV. As a cultural icon whose impact on music and cable is unrivaled, it will be our pleasure to honor MTV’s founding creators,” said Michael Willner, president and CEO of Penthera Partners and chairman of The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. “The red carpet will shine bright for this year’s Cable Hall of Fame celebration at the extraordinary Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York.”
“The members of this year’s Cable Hall of Fame class have all had an immeasurable impact on the cable industry. We are thrilled to be returning to the Ziegfeld Ballroom and New York City for the Cable Hall of Fame celebration and are looking forward to recognizing all of our new honorees on May 2,” said Jana Henthorn, president and CEO, The Cable Center.
The 22nd annual Cable Hall of Fame returns to the Ziegfeld Ballroom on May 2, 2019. The Ziegfeld Ballroom is home to the Cable Hall of Fame through at least 2020.
For more information on the celebration and to secure sponsorships, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7513.
About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is an educational nonprofit organization serving the broadband, media, and telecommunications industry. We tell the story of the cable industry, highlighting for the global community the significant contributions made to technology, society, and culture. With our focus on intrapreneurship, we connect people and ideas to advance innovation. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry’s progress; and the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit www.cablecenter.org, www.twitter.com/TheCableCenter, and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter for more information.
About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #CableHOF and event Twitter handle is @CableHOF. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7513.