Maria Bartiromo to be Inducted into Cable Hall of Fame…

The Cable Center announced today its 2011 Hall of Fame class. Among the inductees is CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo…


Industry Leaders To Be Inducted During Cable Connection – Spring

DENVER – The Cable Center today announced the members of The Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The six honorees will be inducted during the annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration, held in conjunction with Cable Connection–Spring, a week of cable industry events uniting major industry associations, conferences and meetings in Chicago on June 14-16, 2011.

The new honorees are:
• Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
• Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc.
• Rocco Commisso, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mediacom Communications Corporation
• Jim Gray, Former Vice Chairman, Time Warner Cable; Former Chairman and CEO, PrimeStar Partners
• Paul Kagan, Chairman and CEO, PK WORLDMEDIA, INC.
• Tim Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation

The honorees were chosen because of their dedication to and impact on the cable industry. The 2011 Cable Hall of Fame selection committee was chaired by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., a member of The Cable Center’s board, and a 2009 Cable Hall of Fame Inductee. Since 1998, only 84 men and women have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

“It’s my pleasure and honor to welcome these six leaders into the Cable Hall of Fame,” said Blank. “Whether it be on camera, in Congress or behind the scenes, their hard work has been essential to the impact that our industry has on the lives of our customers.”

“Our congratulations to the 2011 Cable Hall of Fame class for this well-deserved honor,” said Larry Satkowiak, President and CEO of The Cable Center. “We are excited to recognize this inspiring class during Cable Connection – Spring, and we look forward to seeing our friends and supporters in Chicago as we celebrate their many accomplishments.”

The 14th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 14. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit

About The Cable Center
The Cable Center is the nonprofit educational arm of the cable industry. A leading resource for information, education and expertise on cable telecommunications, The Cable Center unites the cable community by preserving and celebrating cable’s enduring contributions to society; building bridges between cable and higher education; and bringing together industry participants to share ways to better serve its customers. Based in Denver, Colo., The Cable Center’s program areas include the Cable Mavericks Lecture Series, Customer Care Central, Professional Education, the Cable Hall of Fame and the Barco Library. Please visit for more information. .

3 Responses to “Maria Bartiromo to be Inducted into Cable Hall of Fame…”

  1. tooncigars Says:

    those lips those eyes– to bad she’s a Greek– Regards, Turkish Towel Boy

  2. iamfirmin Says:

    I really like Maria… she has done a great job…
    My only wish is that MSNBC would mirror the class that she has!!!!
    Good Luck Maria!!

  3. I’d never heard f the Cable Center or its Hall of Fame; and was curious as to why MB deserved a lifetime achievement award from it; so I checked it out.
    Turns out it’s an industry group that have been giving these awards to their members since 1998. Except for Bernard Shaw: and now Bartiromo all the past recipients have been Chairmen, CEOs, Presidents or Founders of the various companies that make up the organization.
    I’m not sure why they gave one to Shaw but Bartiromo’s choice would appear to have more to do with having good corporate connections than any real service to cable news.

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