Stuart F. Sucherman

In a career spanning six decades, Stuart has had an unprecedented influence on today’s media landscape. Today, he is the trusted confidante and counselor to leaders in media, entertainment, digital and sports. Across the C-suite, executives turn to Stuart and his company for the uncompromising candor, discretion and integrity that make Sucherman unique among advisors.

Stuart’s contributions to public service, media and entertainment include helping to establish the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and Sesame Street while he was a Program Officer at The Ford Foundation. He also served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at WNET, one of PBS’s flagship stations, along with roles at CBS News and the FCC.

As Executive Director and Executive Producer of Media and Society Seminars at The Columbia University School of Journalism, Stuart worked with the legendary Fred Friendly to co-create, write and produce “The Fred Friendly Seminars,” using the Socratic method to develop more than 100 hours of award-winning programming on significant public policy issues.

Stuart lectures extensively on communications and telecommunications at colleges and universities around the world. He’s also a contributing writer and editor to many esteemed publications and serves on the Board of Directors at 92Y.

Watch Stuart’s induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame (Oct. 2016).

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