NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
If there’s one thing cable insiders can count on, it’s the continual evolution of powerhouse Bonnie Hammer. She started the year with a promotion that handed her sole control over NBCU’s cable-entertainment portfolio, and she’s ending it with her latest reworking within the group—the transformation of Style to Esquire Network. The exec behind USA Network’s seven-year cable domination and its newest incarnation as a purveyor of original dramas and sitcoms, will be working closely with new NBCU EVP Cesar Conde now that Lauren Zalaznick has left the building. With so much responsibility now heaped upon her shoulders and her power significantly enhanced, Hammer takes the number one slot this year. We can’t wait to see her next act.