This year, Solomon added the Ryder Cup to the tournaments Golf Channel covers; it became the biggest single event in the network’s history. As the mother of triplets, Solomon’s secret to balancing work and home: “Get up early, drink lots of coffee and red wine in the course of 24 hours… and take three deep breaths before you lose your cool.”
How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?
I believe the cable industry has been inspirational with more women in influential positions compared to the entertainment industry as a whole, so I think the cable industry should continue supporting women as they have been, because we can see the results.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
Through the lens of sports television, we continue to grow the multiple screen experience like Golf Channel’s Spotlight Coverage during select PGA Tour events and our Ryder Cup Alternate Shot. This year the industry rolled out more “complementary coverage” on sports cable networks than ever before and I think we will continue to see us find innovative ways to better serve our audiences.
How do you define a successful career?
It’s simply self-satisfaction, but also knowing that in 25 years in the business I touched the product, made it better and hopefully provided a roadmap for other women wanting to work in sports television at the highest level.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Get up early, drink lots of coffee and red wine in the course of 24 hours … and take three deep breaths before you lose your cool.
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
On the golf course or cheering madly at one of my triplets’ fencing meets, soccer matches or basketball games