Mel Karmazin is chief executive officer of Sirius XM Radio. Karmazin oversees all aspects of the company's operations from its New York City corporate headquarters. SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather to more than 18.7 million subscribers.
Karmazin joined Sirius XM in November 2004. Previously, Karmazin was president and COO of Viacom, president and CEO of CBS Corp., and president and CEO of Infinity Broadcasting. Prior to Infinity, Karmazin spent ten years with Metromedia. Karmazin is a vice chairman of the board of trustees of The Paley Center for Media, and serves on the board of Autism Speaks. He was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and has received the National Association of Broadcasters National Radio Award and the IRTS Gold Medal Award.
Frank A. Bennack Jr.
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., is executive vice chairman of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest private companies engaged in a broad range of publishing, broadcasting, cable networking and diversified communications activities. He is also chairman of the Corporation’s Executive Committee, a director of Hearst Corporation and a trustee of The Hearst Family Trust established under the will of William Randolph Hearst. In addition, he sits on a number of corporate committees and the Hearst Foundations Boards where he has served for more than 25 years.
Mel Karmazin is chief executive officer of SIRIUS XM Radio. Karmazin oversees all aspects of the company's operations from its New York City corporate headquarters. SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather to more than 18.7 million subscribers.
Pat Mitchell’s diverse background in media includes work as a journalist, network correspondent, producer and executive. Throughout her career she has focused on the power of media and storytelling as an agent of social change; specifically, to celebrate and raise awareness of the work, ideas and aspirations of women and girls. She was the first woman to launch, produce and host her own nationally syndicated Emmy winning talk program Woman to Woman. As an independent producer she has documented women’s history as well as women on the frontlines of war, poverty and peacemaking. As President and Executive Producer in charge of original productions for Ted Turner’s cable networks, her documentaries and specials received thirty-seven Emmy Awards, five Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. Pat Mitchell became the first woman President and CEO of PBS, and served as President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media where she led the institution through an exciting rebranding effort and strengthened its public and industry programs and optimizing the convening power of a global constituency of media and technology leaders to explore the impact and influence of media.
J. Max Robins
J. Max Robins is the vice president and executive director of The Paley Center for Media's Industry Programs. Robins joined the Paley Center from Broadcasting & Cable magazine, where he was editor-in-chief. Before B&C, he was an editor and columnist at TV Guide and Variety.
Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin acknowledges that Howard Stern's contract is almost up and that the shock jock may be looking for another employer. "Howard Stern is great content," says Karmazin. "Having said that, we would like him to stay with us and we are optimistic that he will continue to do so."