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Bewkes, Bartiromo to Cable Hall of Fame

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Time Warner CEO and chairman Jeff Bewkes and CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo have been announced among the Cable Center’s 2011 Cable Hall of Fame class. The ceremony will be held in Chicago next June. Last week, Bartiromo marked her 15-year anniversary of becoming the first journalist to report daily from the NYSE. Release after the jump. (h/t ICN)


THE CABLE CENTER NAMES CABLE HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011

Industry Leaders To Be Inducted During Cable Connection – Spring

DENVER – The Cable Center today announced the members of The Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The six honorees will be inducted during the annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration, held in conjunction with Cable Connection–Spring, a week of cable industry events uniting major industry associations, conferences and meetings in Chicago on June 14-16, 2011.

The new honorees are:

• Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC

• Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc.

• Rocco Commisso, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mediacom Communications Corporation

• Jim Gray, Former Vice Chairman, Time Warner Cable; Former Chairman and CEO, PrimeStar Partners

• Paul Kagan, Chairman and CEO, PK WORLDMEDIA, INC.

• Tim Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation

The honorees were chosen because of their dedication to and impact on the cable industry. The 2011 Cable Hall of Fame selection committee was chaired by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., a member of The Cable Center’s board, and a 2009 Cable Hall of Fame Inductee. Since 1998, only 84 men and women have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

“It’s my pleasure and honor to welcome these six leaders into the Cable Hall of Fame,” said Blank. “Whether it be on camera, in Congress or behind the scenes, their hard work has been essential to the impact that our industry has on the lives of our customers.”

“Our congratulations to the 2011 Cable Hall of Fame class for this well-deserved honor,” said Larry Satkowiak, President and CEO of The Cable Center. “We are excited to recognize this inspiring class during Cable Connection – Spring, and we look forward to seeing our friends and supporters in Chicago as we celebrate their many accomplishments.”

The 14th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 14. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit www.cablehalloffame.com.

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