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List of famous television executives, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top television executives in the world? This includes the most prominent television executives, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable television executives is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic television executives were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned television executives.

Examples include Andy Cohen and Judy McGrath.

From reputable, prominent, and well known television executives to the lesser known television executives of today, these are some of the best professionals in the television executive field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous television executives ever?" and "What are the names of famous television executives?" then you're in the right place. (94 items)
Andy Cohen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Andrew Cohen is a television and film producer. ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor Presenter

Credits: The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Project Runway, Tabatha's Salon Takeover

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Robert L. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Robert L. Johnson is an American businessman and the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). He is currently the chairman of RLJ Development which he is also founder and majority-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats along with rapper Nelly and NBA legend Michael Jordan, a National Basketball ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Hickory, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Judy McGrath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Judy McGrath, MTV Networks' Chief Executive Officer, has been with the company for more than two decades. Prior to working with MTV, she was a copywriter for Mademoiselle and a senior writer for Glamour.She was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Cedar Crest College. ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson

Credits: MTV's 10th Anniversary Special

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Leslie Moonves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Leslie Roy Moonves is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. Prior to that he had been in a series of ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Businessperson, Actor

Credits: Frankie and Johnny Are Married

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David Sarnoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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David Sarnoff was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970. He ruled over an ever-growing telecommunications ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1891-1971)

Birthplace: Uzlyany, Belarus

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Dan Abrams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Dan Abrams is an American television host, legal commentator, Web entrepreneur and author. former anchor of Nightline and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News He worked as chief legal analyst for NBC News, as General Manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network. He is the founder of ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Television director, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Nightline, Superstorm, MSNBC Live, The Abrams Report Verdict with Dan Abrams

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Bonnie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Bonnie Hammer is an American businesswoman and network executive. As Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable, Hammer oversees the leading cable brands USA, Syfy, E!, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network, Sprout, TV One, Chiller, Cloo, and Universal HD, as well as production entities Universal Cable Productions and ...more

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Age: 65

Profession: Television producer

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Roone Arledge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Television Executives
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Roone Pinckney Arledge, Jr. was an American sports and news broadcasting pioneer who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 1998, and a key part of the company's rise to competition with the two other main television networks, NBC and CBS, in the 1960s, '70s, ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1931-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Credits: Monday Night Football, Wide World of Sports, Nightline, ABC World News 20/20, + more

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