Gina DiGioia Sheldon

Years in Media & Broadband: 20+

Education: JD, University of Buffalo School of Law; BA, American University

My personal superpower is: Shape-shifting

What’s the future of direct-to-consumer streaming look like? A completely interactive experience—imagine viewing your favorite show and while doing so being able to order food, purchase the shirt worn by the actor you are watching, and download the song playing in the background to your favorite playlist. It will be a completely interactive and immersive experience for the viewer.

New slang word or phrase you’ve learned? “Boomer” (as in baby boomer)—I am a mom of three boys (15, 12, and 9) and they quite frequently refer to me as this—despite me reminding them that I am a Gen Xer.

My proudest professional achievement over the past 12 months is… Joining fuboTV as its first general counsel, of course! And then as its first GC seeing it through a successful IPO.

What’s a habit you’re keeping post-pandemic? Family dinners — the pandemic allowed us to reconnect in ways that we did not realize we needed to with those closest to us. Pre-pandemic, my family, like many others, was running a mile a minute between errands, activities and other endless engagements with immediate family gatherings few and far between. Post pandemic, my family has fallen back into a few old routines — however, while we do not eat together every evening, I make it a priority to share a home-cooked family meal at least once per week. The dinner conversations are varied and each one is cherished.

How many TikTok dances have you learned? None and proud to say that! However, ask me to bust the moves with some oldies, like the electric slide, and I am all over that. My boys will likely be hiding in the corner from embarrassment, which makes it even more entertaining.

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