03.05.2004 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
NAB to induct Roger King into Hall of Fame
The National Association of Broadcasters will induct Roger King, CEO of CBS Enterprises and King World Productions into the NAB Hall of Fame at the association’s All-Industry Luncheon, April 19 in Las Vegas.
King assumed his role as CEO following the merger of his company, King World Productions with CBS. He oversees all CBS Enterprises operations and the sales activities of King World Productions, the domestic syndication arm.
King has brought such personalities as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White to national attention, and under his guidance, King World has become the pre-eminent distributor of first-run, syndicated programming, altering public viewing habits beyond network primetime. He has spearheaded the launch, sales and marketing efforts of such landmark programs as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil and Inside Edition.
King, whose previous careers have included newspaper sales representative, radio station manager, television series host and television station sales manager, was named chairman of the board of King World in 1977. The company was founded in 1964 by his father, the late Charles King.
King's achievements have been recognized with induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 1992. King also received the first-ever Television Syndication Lifetime Achievement Award from Television Week.
For more information, please visit: www.nab.org.
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