Swartz To Headline NAB Show Opening


Steven Swartz, president and CEO of Hearst, will take part in an executive Q&A during the 2017 NAB Show Opening, Monday, April 24, in Las Vegas. The interview will take place following NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith’s “State of the Broadcast Industry” address. Swartz became president and CEO of Hearst in 2013 after serving as executive vice president from 2001 to 2008, president of Hearst Newspapers from 2009 to 2011, and as COO from 2011 to 2013.

Hearst owns 30 television stations, cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN, newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle, and more than 300 magazines around the world.

“Hearst represents the limitless potential surrounding the convergence of media, entertainment, and technology,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We look forward to hearing from Mr. Swartz as he shares with NAB Show attendees what it takes to make a diverse media business successful in such fast-paced and innovative times.”

Swartz began his career in 1984 as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal after graduating from Harvard.

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