'MCN' Names Wonder Women Class of 2019

Multichannel News has announced the 2019 class of Wonder Women, a group of leading executives in multichannel TV and media businesses who will be honored at a luncheon event in New York City on March 20, 2019.

The luncheon, at the New York Marriott Marquis, is co-sponsored by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Upwards of 800 people attend this annual celebratory gathering.

Members of the 21st annual Wonder Women class will soon be joined by a class of Women to Watch. Profiles of the honorees will appear in the Jan. 28, 2019, edition of Multichannel News.

Here are the 2019 Wonder Women:

Lori Fink, Chief Legal Officer, Xandr (AT&T’s advanced advertising unit).

Michele Thornton Ghee, Senior Vice President, Media Sales, BET Her, A Viacom Company.

Madhu Goel Southworth, Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC Network and Sundance TV.

Margaret Lazo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Univision Communications.

Alison Overholt, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine, espnW, and The ESPYS, ESPN.

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Drama Programming, HBO.

Laura Nathanson, Executive Vice President, Revenue & Operations, Disney Advertising Sales, The Walt Disney Co.

Jo Ann Ross, President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer, CBS.

Melissa Tolchin, Senior Vice President, Partner Marketing, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal.

Christine Whitaker, Senior Vice President -- Keystone Region, Comcast Cable.

Michelle Wilson, Co-President, WWE.

Leigh Woisard, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Cox Communications.

For more information about Wonder Women and the event, please visit the mcnwonderwomen site.

This story was revised and updated.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.