Beth Roberts

Years in Cable: 15

Education: BA, Political Science, Vassar College; JD, Boston University School of Law

When NBC acquired Bravo and Oxygen, Roberts was responsible for learning the business for NBC Studios. Today, those skills are invaluable as she oversees all business affairs negotiations and strategies for 10 entertainment networks and two production studios. Count on Roberts to be a savvy and realistic negotiator. Earlier this year at a media conference at UCLA, she cautioned about the pitfalls of any studio making mega-deals with top content creators, noting that along with the great successes come more shows that fail.

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