Honoring transformative achievements in broadcast television, the Iris Awards Luncheon will headline the Station Group Summit as part of NATPE Miami 2022, live from the Fontainebleau in Miami on Jan. 19.
The veteran programmer who has helped guide numerous television shows and careers caps more than four decades in the industry including 32 years at Hearst Television.
Hearst Television’s Emerson Coleman: “We have all benefited from Lew’s pioneering work. We are thankful for what he has given us today and for all the ways that he has already contributed to the next generation.”
Emerson Coleman, Hearst’s SVP of programming, is going to Miami with a surging Matter of Fact to offer. When he puts on his buyer hat, he will be looking for a few shows, including replacements for the slots now occupied by Harry, whose return seems doubtful. In this wide-ranging interview, he also talks about the stagnant first-run syndication business, station groups’ producing their own programming, Hearst’s kids programming subsidiary Litton, multicasting and his continued enthusiasm for NATPE.
The broadcast group promotes him to SVP of programming. “Emerson has been instrumental in the growth and stewardship of Hearst Television’s best-in-class programming assets,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb