15th Annual Signature Fundraising Event
Taste for a Cure
Friday, April 30, 2010
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
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2010 Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award Recipient
Television veteran Ted Harbert was named President & CEO, E! Networks, the world’s largest producer and distributor of entertainment news and lifestyle-related programming, in July 2004. He was promoted to the new position of President & CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group in 2006 to oversee the company’s West Coast properties, which include E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, G4, Comcast International Media Group and Comcast Entertainment Productions.
Harbert leads an executive team that oversees the ongoing growth and development of the company’s flagship network, E! Entertainment Television, available in 97 million homes; the rapidly growing women’s lifestyle channel, The Style Network, in 65 million homes; and the young male-targeting G4 in 68 million homes. He is also responsible for directing the activities of E! Online, the web’s most successful entertainment destination, spearheading new business development, as well as managing the company’s international business operations that span more than 120 countries reaching over 600 million viewers globally.
In early 2006, Harbert launched a major companywide initiative named "E! Everywhere," dedicated to making E! content available anywhere and any time on all distribution platforms from online to broadband video to wireless to satellite radio to VOD.
Harbert previously served as President of NBC Studios, with responsibility for the development and production of all NBC-owned programming for all dayparts. He spent the first 20 years of his career with ABC, ultimately serving as Chairman of ABC Entertainment. Harbert has also served as a producer at 20th Century Fox Television and DreamWorks SKG. Harbert is President of the Board of the Friends of the Saban Free Clinic, a Board member of City Year LA, the Paley Center of Media, the Hollywood Radio and Television Society and the Executive Committee of Boston University's School of Communications where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Harbert currently resides in Los Angeles. He has two children, Emily and William.