Ellen Kroner

AMC Networks’ chief communications strategist is heading into the home stretch of another banner year—her last in the industry as she gears up to retire at the end of the year. Kroner, Cablefax’s first PR Exec of the Year, will be missed by many. She and her team promoted several new initiatives reflective of the company’s continuing growth and expansion of original content in 2016, including IFC’s “Documentary Now!” and “Take 5,” a new original series of five-minute docs on some of today’s most relevant issues; AMC’s “Preacher”; SundanceTV’s “Rectify”; and WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values.” The biggest story in cable this year according to Kroner? “Consolidation.”

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