Celebrating Media’s Influential Women

The editors of Multichannel News are proud to introduce the 2017 class of Wonder Women, the 19th such class of accomplished and influential women from multichannel media industries to be honored by the magazine. The vision, commitment and leadership shown by these executives have fostered the success of their companies while driving overall industry growth and innovation.

Multichannel News is also recognizing 12 Women to Watch, whose ongoing contributions are emblematic of the vital roles they’re likely to play in the industry’s future. Additionally, MCN this year will honor CBS News veteran and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl as the inaugural winner of the Woman of Influence award, honoring her career in electronic journalism.

This year’s Wonder Women class will be lauded March 23 at a gala luncheon at the New York Hilton, cohosted by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. For much more on the event and on this year’s honorees, visit mcnwonderwomen.com. To read profiles and other editorial coverage of previous Wonder Women classes, click here.

Jana Bennett, History
Sandra Dewey, Turner
Laura Gentile, ESPN
Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Univision
Colleen Langner, Cox
Susanne McAvoy, Crown Media Family Networks
Jamie Power, Modi Media
Linda Schupack, AMC and SundanceTV
Myrna Soto, Comcast
Christina Spade, Showtime
Sandra Stern, Lionsgate
Lisa Williams-Fauntroy, Discovery

Leslie Stahl, CBS News