Big Names Turn Out for Hearst TV's Barrett at Golden Mikes

Some boldface names will take the stage when David Barrett,
Hearst Television chairman and CEO, is awarded the Golden Mike Feb. 25 at the Plaza
in New York. The
Broadcasters Foundation of America
gives out the Golden Mike award each
year; the Foundation comes to the aid of broadcasters who can no longer work
because of medical or other circumstances. The Golden Mike "honors
exemplary service to the industry," according to its press materials.

Veteran baseball broadcaster Jon Miller, who announced
Sunday Night Baseball games on ESPN for 21 years, will host the event, which
will include presentations by daytime TV hosts Steve Harvey and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Darlene Love, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform.

Alan Frank, former president and CEO of Post-Newsweek
Stations and winner of the 2011 Golden Mike, and Jordan Wertlieb, president of
Hearst Television, will speak on behalf of Barrett. Barrett's son, Casey, an
Emmy and Peabody Award winner for writing and producing NBC's Olympics
coverage, will also pay tribute to his father.

Barrett has led Hearst Television, which comprises 29
television and two radio stations, since 2001. He joined Hearst in 1984 and was
inducted into the B&C Hall of Fame in 2008.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.