Overachievers Under 30 Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the industry's rising stars!

Friday, November 20, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Edison Ballroom | NYC

Cablefax is thrilled to announce the 2015 Overachievers Under 30 list of emerging young talent in broadcast, cable and technology! This group of individuals represents the budding cable leaders, age 30 and under, from all walks of business, who is laying the groundwork for the evolution and future success of the industry.

Join the Overachievers Under 30 and Cablefax for a celebration luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Edison Ballroom in NYC.   Register Your Team.

We are excited to announce that new this year, the Overachievers luncheon will include an awards ceremony for you to come to the stage to proudly accept your award. The luncheon will also incorporate a mentoring roundtable session with industry leaders. The round-robin will allow you to meet with 6-8 mentors talking on a variety of topics. This is an awesome opportunity for the Overachievers Under 30 to network, gain some mentor advice and celebrate their achievement.

Honorees Include:

Samantha Adorno, INSP
Jared Albert, Discovery Communications
Whitney Bell, TLC
Michael A. Benjamin, II, TV One, LLC
Peter Botello, Grupo Gallegos
Ashley Bowen, Scripps Networks Interactive
Ellie Brown, Discovery Communications
Jessica Cabato, Viacom Velocity
Timothy Chavez, MTV
Antonie Dickens-Rouse, Viacom Velocity
Jon Dorsey, American Heroes Channel
Nichole Earl, Vubiquity
Lauren Fry, Simulmedia
Justine Giannino, IFC
Zack Goulet, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Shaun Hoff, Pilgrim Studios
Kaleigh Imbriale, Country Music Television
Annie Kane DeCotiis, Scripps Networks Interactive
Jake Katz, Revolt
Rick Khounlavouth, Comcast Cable
Melissa Klein, EPIX
Eric Kuhn, Layer3 TV
Jameson Lee, MTV
Whitney Lee, Starz Entertainment
Elias Lyons, Investigation Discovery

Russell Manzella, Synacor
Stefanie Meyers, Starz Entertainment
Brooke Nestor, VH1
Karina Offurum, SundanceTV
Keri Perrotto, Viamedia
Nicole Platt, Spike TV
Sam Polifka, Spike TV
Bryan Redden, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Madeline Rogers, Viamedia
Amanda Sanchez, Fuse Media
Kristin Selihar, Comcast Cable
Idris Spellman, Comcast Cable
Jennifer Sullivan, Comcast Cable
Astrid Verdugo, Cox Media
Danielle Wager, A+E Networks
Maya Watson, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Brittany Whiteford, Discovery Communications
Michael Wiggins, Cox Communications
Matt Windsor, Discovery Communications
Christina Yeotsas, Crown Media Family Networks



Per Person
Table of 10
Most Powerful Women Breakfast + Overachiever Under 30 Luncheon (Per Person)

Registration Questions

For questions regarding Cablefax’s Overachievers Under 30 Networking Luncheon, contact Alex Virden at avirden@accessintel.com


  1. Where will the awards luncheon be held? The luncheon will take place at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The address is: 240 W 47th StNew York, NY, USA 10017.
  2. Do all honorees receive awards? Yes, all honorees will receive a crystal statuette.
  3.  How can I become a sponsor? A variety of event sponsorship opportunities are available for this industry-known event as well as ads in Cablefax’s special Mid-Day report. Please contact Rich Hauptner at rhauptner@accessintel.com.
  4. Can I attend the Most Powerful Women in Cable Awards Breakfast before the Mentoring Luncheon? Yes! An all access pass for both events is available for $947 (per person), you can get the pass here.
  5. How do I receive my award if I can’t attend the luncheon? If you cannot attend the luncheon, you can order additional awards by contacting Mary-Lou French at mfrench@accessintel.com.
  6. I am registered, but cannot attend. Can I cancel or transfer my registration?  You may substitute another individual in your place at no extra charge, but we do not refund registrations. That is clearly stated on the payment page of the registration process and confirmation message. If transferring, please forward the information to jplacencia@accessintel.com.
  7. Where can I find the past winners of this awards program? 2014 Winners



The Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th St
New York, NY, USA 10017

Hotel Accomidations: Edison Hotel NYC

Should you require sleeping accommodations, Edison Ballroom has a Preferred Corporate rate of 20% off of their Best Available Rate at Hotel Edison located next to the ballroom.

For hotel reservations, please contact Hotel Edison’s Reservations Team directly at 1800-637-7070 (in USA and Canada), 212-840-5000, x-7777 or email edisonres@triumphny.com and request for Edison Ballroom’s Preferred Corporate Rate. Reservations can also be booked online at www.edisonhotelnyc.com and enter promo code: EDBALR.


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