• Dennis Miller

    President, The CW Network

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  • Brad Schwartz

    President, Entertainment, The CW Network

    Brad Schwartz was named President, Entertainment of The CW Network in November 2022 and is responsible for programming strategy, creative and brand development, and day-to-day operations of The CW Network, America’s fifth national television network. Schwartz reports to Dennis Miller, President, The CW Network.

     

    Schwartz brings 20 years of experience in media leadership and transformation, having overseen the launch or turnaround of seven different media brands. Most recently, Schwartz spearheaded the highly-successful award-winning re-brand of the TV Guide Network to Pop TV. As President of the network, Schwartz oversaw both creative and business operations. The Pop TV team grew audience and revenue for six consecutive years.

     

    Schwartz was responsible for landing Pop TV’s flagship original series, “Schitt’s Creek,” which received four Emmy nominations in 2019, making Pop TV only the second basic cable network in history with a Best Comedy Series Emmy nomination. In 2020, “Schitt’s Creek” won more Emmys than any comedy series in history and between “Schitt’s Creek” and “One Day at a Time,” Pop TV won the third-highest total of Emmys in the industry. In 2020, Pop TV was the fastest growing non-news network in all of television.

     

    Prior to Pop TV, Schwartz was Senior Vice President of Programming and Operations at Fuse, where he oversaw an award-winning re-brand, delivered the highest ratings in the network’s history and discovered critically acclaimed talent and programming, including the Emmy-nominated “Billy On The Street” with Billy Eichner, Prentice Penny’s Image-Award winning “The Hustle,” GLAAD-winning Best Reality Series “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,” and developed the Emmy and Peabody-winning “Hip Hop Evolution” for Netflix.

     

    Prior to Fuse, Schwartz served as General Manager of a portfolio of eight music and pop culture networks in Canada, including MTV Canada and MuchMusic, where his team produced the Gemini-winning “MTV Live,” the North American-wide hit “The Hills After Show”, the highest rated non-sports cable program on television “The MuchMusic Video Awards,” Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning “Degrassi,” and produced Martin Gero’s first TV show “The L.A. Complex”. Schwartz also launched and led VEVO in Canada.

     

    Schwartz has been recognized among Broadcasting & Cable’s “Next Wave of Leaders,” The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation,” CableFax’s “Top 100 Power Players,” and Marketing Magazine’s “Thought Leaders.” He was named one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” executives and is a member of the CableFax Hall of Fame.

     

    Schwartz is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and began his career working for Lorne Michaels at “Saturday Night Live.”

     

    Brad Schwartz was named President, Entertainment of The CW Network in November 2022 and is responsible for programming strategy, creative and brand development, and day-to-day operations of The CW Network, America’s fifth national television network. Schwartz reports to Dennis Miller, President, The CW Network.

     

    Schwartz brings 20 years of experience in media leadership and transformation, having overseen the launch or turnaround of seven different media brands. Most recently, Schwartz spearheaded the highly-successful award-winning re-brand of the TV Guide Network to Pop TV. As President of the network, Schwartz oversaw both creative and business operations. The Pop TV team grew audience and revenue for six consecutive years.

     

    Schwartz was responsible for landing Pop TV’s flagship original series, “Schitt’s Creek,” which received four Emmy nominations in 2019, making Pop TV only the second basic cable network in history with a Best Comedy Series Emmy nomination. In 2020, “Schitt’s Creek” won more Emmys than any comedy series in history and between “Schitt’s Creek” and “One Day at a Time,” Pop TV won the third-highest total of Emmys in the industry. In 2020, Pop TV was the fastest growing non-news network in all of television.

     

    Prior to Pop TV, Schwartz was Senior Vice President of Programming and Operations at Fuse, where he oversaw an award-winning re-brand, delivered the highest ratings in the network’s history and discovered critically acclaimed talent and programming, including the Emmy-nominated “Billy On The Street” with Billy Eichner, Prentice Penny’s Image-Award winning “The Hustle,” GLAAD-winning Best Reality Series “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,” and developed the Emmy and Peabody-winning “Hip Hop Evolution” for Netflix.

     

    Prior to Fuse, Schwartz served as General Manager of a portfolio of eight music and pop culture networks in Canada, including MTV Canada and MuchMusic, where his team produced the Gemini-winning “MTV Live,” the North American-wide hit “The Hills After Show”, the highest rated non-sports cable program on television “The MuchMusic Video Awards,” Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning “Degrassi,” and produced Martin Gero’s first TV show “The L.A. Complex”. Schwartz also launched and led VEVO in Canada.

     

    Schwartz has been recognized among Broadcasting & Cable’s “Next Wave of Leaders,” The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation,” CableFax’s “Top 100 Power Players,” and Marketing Magazine’s “Thought Leaders.” He was named one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” executives and is a member of the CableFax Hall of Fame.

     

    Schwartz is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and began his career working for Lorne Michaels at “Saturday Night Live.”

     

  • Rebekah E. Dopp

    Executive Vice President of Distribution, Strategy, and Affiliate Relations, The CW Network

     

    Rebekah E. Dopp joined The CW Network as Executive Vice President of Distribution, Strategy, and Affiliate Relations in November 2022. She is responsible for leading the network’s distribution efforts and overseeing affiliate relations with its station group partners.

     

    Ms. Dopp joins Nexstar from Google, where she was recruited to the launch team of YouTube TV to lead the affiliate relations strategy and distribution efforts. Prior to Google, she was the Senior Vice President of advanced digital services at CBS where she led ideation, creation and implementation of multi-platform digital strategies. She also acted as a technology expert on complex deals and as the chief evangelist and distribution lead on digital products for TV affiliates. Prior to CBS, she spent 14 years with HBO, culminating as vice president, digital products leading an international team including product, finance, legal, and engineering leads to launch new and existing digital products with global affiliate and technology partners. While holding these executive positions at Google, CBS, and HBO, she served as a senior leader on the launch teams for HBO GO, CBS All Access (Paramount+) and YouTube TV.

     

    As an independent corporate director, Ms. Dopp was a board member of Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) from 2018-2021 and the board member of the Canadian American Business Council since 2019. She also serves on the advisory boards of Bonfire Digital Wellness, FinTech4Good, BWG Strategy, and Dentons Women in Technology. In the non-profit sector, she served on the board of trustees for The New York Foundling and as the chair of the board for the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) for more than 10 years, among other board service. While at Google, Ms. Dopp founded Exponent, a global gender equity accelerator, that continues to operate as a standalone non-profit organization.

     

    Ms. Dopp graduated from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in finance. She is a fellow of Betsy Magness, CTAM U., and Stanfords Directors College. She is based in the New York office and resides in New Jersey with her husband, their four kids and two enormous dogs.

     

     

    Rebekah E. Dopp joined The CW Network as Executive Vice President of Distribution, Strategy, and Affiliate Relations in November 2022. She is responsible for leading the network’s distribution efforts and overseeing affiliate relations with its station group partners.

     

    Ms. Dopp joins Nexstar from Google, where she was recruited to the launch team of YouTube TV to lead the affiliate relations strategy and distribution efforts. Prior to Google, she was the Senior Vice President of advanced digital services at CBS where she led ideation, creation and implementation of multi-platform digital strategies. She also acted as a technology expert on complex deals and as the chief evangelist and distribution lead on digital products for TV affiliates. Prior to CBS, she spent 14 years with HBO, culminating as vice president, digital products leading an international team including product, finance, legal, and engineering leads to launch new and existing digital products with global affiliate and technology partners. While holding these executive positions at Google, CBS, and HBO, she served as a senior leader on the launch teams for HBO GO, CBS All Access (Paramount+) and YouTube TV.

     

    As an independent corporate director, Ms. Dopp was a board member of Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) from 2018-2021 and the board member of the Canadian American Business Council since 2019. She also serves on the advisory boards of Bonfire Digital Wellness, FinTech4Good, BWG Strategy, and Dentons Women in Technology. In the non-profit sector, she served on the board of trustees for The New York Foundling and as the chair of the board for the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) for more than 10 years, among other board service. While at Google, Ms. Dopp founded Exponent, a global gender equity accelerator, that continues to operate as a standalone non-profit organization.

     

    Ms. Dopp graduated from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in finance. She is a fellow of Betsy Magness, CTAM U., and Stanfords Directors College. She is based in the New York office and resides in New Jersey with her husband, their four kids and two enormous dogs.

     

  • Beth Feldman

    Senior Vice President Communications

     

    Beth Feldman joins The CW with nearly three decades of experience leading and executing mainstream, digital, and social media campaigns on behalf of leading television networks, film studios, consumer brands and authors. Throughout her career she launched major talk shows, primetime series, and high profile, well-known brands by developing groundbreaking media campaigns that generate media exposure and drive consumer and viewer awareness.

     

    In addition to her new duties with The CW, Feldman serves as Executive Director of Communication for the Networks Division of Nexstar Media Inc., overseeing communications for NewsNation, multicast networks, and radio. In this role Feldman has overseen the media awareness campaigns regarding the expansion of programming at NewsNation, the launch of “Cuomo,” and the communication strategy for the network’s mid-term election coverage.

     

    For the past 15 years, Feldman has served as a partner at Beyond PR Group, developing and executing successful digital media and influencer activation campaigns on behalf of more than a dozen television series and syndicated talk shows from major television networks including: “The Talk,” “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “Mom,” “48 Hours,” “The Goldbergs,” “Dr. Ken,” and “Timeless,” among others. From 1996 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility with the CBS Television Network and served as Vice President for the CBS Communications Group. As a leading network television communications professional, Feldman played an integral role in the media campaigns for Emmy award-winning television shows such as CBS’ hit series “CSI,” “The Amazing Race,” and the final season of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

     

    Feldman holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University and graduated with honors with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently resides in New Rochelle, NY with her family.

     

     

    Beth Feldman joins The CW with nearly three decades of experience leading and executing mainstream, digital, and social media campaigns on behalf of leading television networks, film studios, consumer brands and authors. Throughout her career she launched major talk shows, primetime series, and high profile, well-known brands by developing groundbreaking media campaigns that generate media exposure and drive consumer and viewer awareness.

     

    In addition to her new duties with The CW, Feldman serves as Executive Director of Communication for the Networks Division of Nexstar Media Inc., overseeing communications for NewsNation, multicast networks, and radio. In this role Feldman has overseen the media awareness campaigns regarding the expansion of programming at NewsNation, the launch of “Cuomo,” and the communication strategy for the network’s mid-term election coverage.

     

    For the past 15 years, Feldman has served as a partner at Beyond PR Group, developing and executing successful digital media and influencer activation campaigns on behalf of more than a dozen television series and syndicated talk shows from major television networks including: “The Talk,” “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “Mom,” “48 Hours,” “The Goldbergs,” “Dr. Ken,” and “Timeless,” among others. From 1996 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility with the CBS Television Network and served as Vice President for the CBS Communications Group. As a leading network television communications professional, Feldman played an integral role in the media campaigns for Emmy award-winning television shows such as CBS’ hit series “CSI,” “The Amazing Race,” and the final season of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

     

    Feldman holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University and graduated with honors with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently resides in New Rochelle, NY with her family.

     

  • Heather Olander

    Head of Unscripted Programming, The CW Network

     

    Heather Olander was named Head of Unscripted Programming, The CW Network, in February 2023. In her role, Olander oversees development and production of alternative reality series, events and specials on behalf of the network.

     

    Prior to joining The CW, Olander joined NBCUniversal in 2011 as the SVP of Alternative Development & Programming for USA Network. In 2014, she added oversight of alternative programming for Syfy. In 2019, Olander took on the additional responsibility of running alternative development for NBCUniversal’s AVOD service, Peacock, and was elevated to Executive Vice President, Alternative Development & Programming, USA/Syfy/Peacock.

     

    A transformative leader, Olander designed and built an unscripted brand and development team for USA Network, a network previously focused on scripted programming. She successfully launched series that include the CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST franchise, TEMPTATION ISLAND (reboot), MIZ & MRS. and STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN.

     

    Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Heather served as VP, Original Series Development and Current Programming at MTV from 2003-2010.

     

     

    Heather Olander was named Head of Unscripted Programming, The CW Network, in February 2023. In her role, Olander oversees development and production of alternative reality series, events and specials on behalf of the network.

     

    Prior to joining The CW, Olander joined NBCUniversal in 2011 as the SVP of Alternative Development & Programming for USA Network. In 2014, she added oversight of alternative programming for Syfy. In 2019, Olander took on the additional responsibility of running alternative development for NBCUniversal’s AVOD service, Peacock, and was elevated to Executive Vice President, Alternative Development & Programming, USA/Syfy/Peacock.

     

    A transformative leader, Olander designed and built an unscripted brand and development team for USA Network, a network previously focused on scripted programming. She successfully launched series that include the CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST franchise, TEMPTATION ISLAND (reboot), MIZ & MRS. and STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN.

     

    Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Heather served as VP, Original Series Development and Current Programming at MTV from 2003-2010.

     

  • Gaye Hirsch

    Executive Vice President, Development, The CW

     

    Gaye Hirsch was named Executive Vice President, Development, The CW, in January 2018, and oversees all scripted and alternative series development for the network, as well as current alternative series and specials.

    Hirsch was previously Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for The CW, and has been closely involved in the development of all The CW’s scripted series, including THE FLASH, ARROW, JANE THE VIRGIN, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and RIVERDALE.  Hirsch transitioned into scripted development at The CW in 2009, after serving in the network’s current programming department as Senior Vice President, where she oversaw the day-to-day production on CW series, including GOSSIP GIRL.  She first joined The CW in 2006 as Vice President, Current Programming.

    Previously, Hirsch had served as a Senior Executive at Cruise/Wagner Productions since 2000.  Prior to Cruise/Wagner, she was Vice President of Production for HBO Films, working on such Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning films as “Gia” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”  She began her career at Touchstone Pictures, where she eventually became Vice President, Production. 

    Hirsch earned her MBA in entertainment management from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She earned her bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Gaye Hirsch was named Executive Vice President, Development, The CW, in January 2018, and oversees all scripted and alternative series development for the network, as well as current alternative series and specials.

    Hirsch was previously Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for The CW, and has been closely involved in the development of all The CW’s scripted series, including THE FLASH, ARROW, JANE THE VIRGIN, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and RIVERDALE.  Hirsch transitioned into scripted development at The CW in 2009, after serving in the network’s current programming department as Senior Vice President, where she oversaw the day-to-day production on CW series, including GOSSIP GIRL.  She first joined The CW in 2006 as Vice President, Current Programming.

    Previously, Hirsch had served as a Senior Executive at Cruise/Wagner Productions since 2000.  Prior to Cruise/Wagner, she was Vice President of Production for HBO Films, working on such Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning films as “Gia” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”  She began her career at Touchstone Pictures, where she eventually became Vice President, Production. 

    Hirsch earned her MBA in entertainment management from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She earned her bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Kevin Levy

    Executive Vice President, Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, The CW

    Kevin Levy was promoted to Executive Vice President, Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, The CW Network, in April 2018.

     

    A 20-year scheduling veteran, Levy oversees the strategic planning and scheduling of all programming across The CW’s schedule and has expanded his responsibilities to include the acquisitions of movies, specials, and series. Levy was instrumental in securing The CW’s newly acquired international series LEONARDO, BUMP, PROFESSIONALS, WELLINGTON PARANORMAL, CORONER, DEVILS, as well as the hit series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US among other series and specials.

     

    Levy was named Senior Vice President, Program Planning and Scheduling, The CW, in 2014. He has been with the network since it launched in 2006, joining as Director, Program Planning and Scheduling, and was promoted to Vice President in 2007. Levy transitioned to The CW from UPN where he began his television career in 1998 as an assistant in the scheduling department, was named Manager, Scheduling in 1999, then Director, Program Planning and Scheduling in 2002.

     

    Levy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and creative writing from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

     



    Kevin Levy was promoted to Executive Vice President, Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions, The CW Network, in April 2018.

     

    A 20-year scheduling veteran, Levy oversees the strategic planning and scheduling of all programming across The CW’s schedule and has expanded his responsibilities to include the acquisitions of movies, specials, and series. Levy was instrumental in securing The CW’s newly acquired international series LEONARDO, BUMP, PROFESSIONALS, WELLINGTON PARANORMAL, CORONER, DEVILS, as well as the hit series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US among other series and specials.

     

    Levy was named Senior Vice President, Program Planning and Scheduling, The CW, in 2014. He has been with the network since it launched in 2006, joining as Director, Program Planning and Scheduling, and was promoted to Vice President in 2007. Levy transitioned to The CW from UPN where he began his television career in 1998 as an assistant in the scheduling department, was named Manager, Scheduling in 1999, then Director, Program Planning and Scheduling in 2002.

     

    Levy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and creative writing from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

     



  • Michael Roberts

    Executive Vice President, Current Programming, The CW

    Michael Roberts was named Executive Vice President, Current Programming, The CW, in April 2006.  Roberts supervises and provides creative direction for all scripted series on The CW's primetime schedule.


    Roberts previously served as Executive Vice President, Current Programming at The WB. He had been overseeing The WB's current programming department since July 2004 when he was named Senior Vice President, Current Programming.


    Before joining The WB, Roberts spent his career in the motion picture business, most recently for 10 years at Walt Disney Pictures, rising to Senior Vice President of Production. Roberts began his career at Paramount Pictures as a creative executive and also worked at Weintraub Entertainment Group. He has worked on feature films such as "Top Gun," "Children of a Lesser God," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Three Men and a Little Lady," "Man of the House," "Simon Birch" and "Mighty Joe Young."

    Michael Roberts was named Executive Vice President, Current Programming, The CW, in April 2006.  Roberts supervises and provides creative direction for all scripted series on The CW's primetime schedule.


    Roberts previously served as Executive Vice President, Current Programming at The WB. He had been overseeing The WB's current programming department since July 2004 when he was named Senior Vice President, Current Programming.


    Before joining The WB, Roberts spent his career in the motion picture business, most recently for 10 years at Walt Disney Pictures, rising to Senior Vice President of Production. Roberts began his career at Paramount Pictures as a creative executive and also worked at Weintraub Entertainment Group. He has worked on feature films such as "Top Gun," "Children of a Lesser God," "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Three Men and a Little Lady," "Man of the House," "Simon Birch" and "Mighty Joe Young."

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