The group’s inaugural Industry Icon Award will be presented to the Fox Television Stations exec at the Station Summit for distinguished service to stations, network colleagues and syndication partners.
PromaxBDA today named veteran Fox Television Stations executive Leslie Lyndon, as the inaugural recipient of the group’s Industry Icon Award, recognizing her nearly two decades of distinguished service to stations, network colleagues and syndication partners.
Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy will present Lyndon with the award at the Station Summit conference at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Thursday, June 25.
“Leslie’s commitment to the broadcast station community and her contribution and support of Station Summit since its inception made her the ideal person to be the first recipient of this newly inaugurated annual award,” said PromaxBDA President-CEO Steve Kazanjian.
“Leslie brought a special energy and attitude to our Fox stations,” said Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy. “While she is way too young to receive a lifetime achievement award, there is no one more deserving.”
Lyndon retired this year from Fox Television Stations corporate where she was VP, advertising and promotion for 18 years. Lyndon, in addition to working closely with the station creative directors, the networks (Fox, UPN, MNT) and syndication partners, and overseeing the in-house media and graphics units, spearheaded a wide variety of projects including formation of the FTS media unit and graphics hub; the start-up of a promotion unit for MNT; and the creative marketing launch of numerous test shows, the most successful of which was The Wendy Williams Show.
Lyndon joined FTS in 1995 as VP, creative director for the group’s KTTV Los Angeles before moving on to Fox’s network side for a short period as a SVP, creative director where she was tasked with creating a new unit within the marketing department.
Previously, she worked at WBBM Chicago where she rose from promotion producer to creative director, preceded by stints at WFAA-AM-TV Dallas and KYND-AM Houston.
Lyndon’s long relationship with broadcasting started in the mid-1970s in Paris, Texas. She graduated from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) with a B.A. in radio/television/film.