Today, at the 2017 Hall of Fame Breakfast of the Emma Bowen Foundation, retired Fox President of Station Operations Dennis Swanson (l) was inducted into foundation’s Hall of Fame. He’s shown with Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy. Among its activities, the Emma Bowen Foundation recruits promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media and technology companies, providing the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention and advancement.
The broadcaster credited with discovering Oprah and staggering the summer and winter Olympics and noted for having worked for each of the Big Four station groups quietly stepped down last week, Fox Television Stations confirmed. He was unavailable for comment.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s fundraiser on Monday night in New York honoring Fox Television Stations’ Dennis Swanson (second from left) drew more than 250 TV and radio executives. Proceeds from the annual event are used to help broadcasters in need. Also pictured: BFA President Jim Thompson (far left), BFA Chairman Phil Lombardo and BFA board member and Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville.
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Fernando Gaitán, Dennis Swanson and Matthew Weiner will be honored in Miami at January’s conference.