Gravitt’s desire to champion diverse stories continues to fuel HBO’s powerhouse programming slate. Among high points this past year, she debuted comedies including “Somebody, Somewhere” and “The Rehearsal,” brought back “Barry” and oversaw the series finale of “Insecure.” She’s also a steadfast champion of female filmmakers like Michaela Coel, whose “I May Destroy You” received critical acclaim and struck ratings gold for HBO.

“For me, success is an elusive feeling, and it doesn’t show up at the expected times. I feel it when I’m having a meaty conversation about a script more than I do when I’m getting dressed up for a big event. Knowing there are still achievements to be had somewhere on the horizon is what fuels me.”

Who would you like to have dinner with? Nikki Bowler Pecknold (my college roommate)

Three words to describe you: Doer, listener and reader

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