Convention Co-Chairs Welcome
Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications
Ken Lowe, Chairman, President & CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive
Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA
Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast Corporation
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, President & Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Recode
John King, Chief National Correspondent and Anchor, "Inside Politics", CNN
Jorge Ramos, Anchor and Host, Noticiero Univision and Fusion
Susan Swain, President & Co-CEO, C-SPAN
Patrick (Pat) Esser is president of Cox Communications, a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company serving more than 6 million residential and commercial customers.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
John King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, a 30-minute Sunday morning program featuring a panel of the top-tier political correspondents. He is an award-winning journalist who has covered the past seven presidential elections and reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
Ken Lowe is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, a leading lifestyle media provider for television, the Internet and other media platforms. Previously, he was President and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company from 2000 until 2008, when Scripps Networks Interactive became a separate, publicly traded company.
Michael K. Powell, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001 to 2005 and a member of the FCC for eight years, began his tenure as President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) on April 25, 2011.
Jorge Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision since 1986. In addition Ramos also hosts “Al Punto”, Univision’s weekly public affairs program offering in- depth analysis of the week’s top-stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers. He is also the host of Fusion’s “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos,” a hard-hitting news program geared towards young adults.
Brian L. Roberts
Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a global Fortune 50 company uniquely positioned at the intersection of media and technology with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Susan Swain is President and Co-CEO of C-SPAN.
Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column, “BoomTown,” originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com. Previously, Kara covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues, as one of its first hires to cover the Web, and also wrote feature articles on technology for the newspaper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called “Home Economics.”