As Pop amps up its content offerings, Bertino has been defying the odds in the linear realm and increasing distribution on both the traditional MVPD side—and the OTT side. Look for the highly skilled negotiator to continue to expand Pop’s horizons in the coming year. Grace Adler of “Will & Grace” is Bertino’s pick for fave female TV character because she “allows me the opportunity to laugh at myself, find humor and fun in the little things and remind myself that I can continue to keep doing what I do.”
Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
Grace Adler of “Will & Grace” (played by Debra Messing), who allows me the opportunity to laugh at myself, find humor and fun in the little things and remind myself that I can continue to keep doing what I do, learn from my mistakes and continuously get better at doing it!
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Oprah Winfrey. She is one of the most influential women in history and has done so much for women, African Americans, and people in need across the world. I have admired her for 25 years and she has accomplished so much and has such amazing longevity!
Best advice for relieving stress?
Spending time with my 9-year-old son, Kasher—riding bikes, listening to music, traveling with him, watching him at karate. Just watching him be a little boy and doing silly, funny things!