Laura Molen

Under Molen’s sales leadership, both E! and Bravo soared in this year’s upfront with double-digit CPM increases, up 12 percent and 10 percent, respectively. The Lifestyle Advertising Sales Group also commissioned a study with research firm Coherency suggesting that viewers of NBCU’s Lifestyle Networks (Bravo, E!, Esquire Network, Oxygen and Sprout) are more engaged with both content and advertising than their competitors’ viewers. Series under her purview include “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “The Real Housewives” franchise. To her 13-year-old self, Molen would advise: “Always have the confidence to be who you are. That might not always mean to be the loudest in the room, but instead find a way to show your skills and passions.”

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