16th Annual NATPE Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards

For the 16th consecutive year, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards will recognize individuals who’ve exhibited extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in careers both in front of and behind the TV cameras. This year’s group of honorees, to be recognized at the National Asssociation of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) conference in Miami, includes executives, programmers and writers, as well as a trio of performers who’ve made their mark over decades.

Their collective pedigree is an apt tribute to the memory of Tartikoff, the longtime NBC executive who transformed the medium by emphasizing quality and depth.

To be honored at the Jan. 23 event at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach are Byron Allen, the comedian and Entertainment Studios media mogul; Mara Brock Akil, creator of shows such as Girlfriends, The Game and Being Mary Jane; former NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt; and actors Rita Moreno, Betty White and Henry Winkler.

The program will be hosted by Scott Evans, co-host of Access Live and host of World of Dance. Learn more about the honorees below.

Byron Allen: A Media Mogul Unleashed

Mara Brock Akil: A Writer With Game

Robert Greenblatt: A TV Change Agent

Rita Moreno: A Star for All Platforms

Betty White: An Enduring Sitcom Icon

Henry Winkler: Persistence Pays Off