Susan Swain

Years in Cable: 34

Education: BA, University of Scranton (PA)

One Word that Best Describes Me: Curious

What a year to cover an election. Co-CEOs Kennedy and Swain have been leading the network through coverage of the presidential election cycle with content across platforms and social media—a project that the net’s recent revamp of its website and authenticating streams have made easier and more consumer friendly. It’s the 10th season they’ve covered, and if it was a reality series, it would be called “C-SPAN,” Kennedy jokes. There’s certainly some truth to that. Meanwhile, the pair adds a little something extra to the networks’ coverage. For instance, Swain moderated the net’s series “First Ladies” and this past year hosted its “Landmark Cases” Supreme Court series, and Kennedy has been influential with musical choices.

Virtual reality is… filled with exciting possibilities for the future.

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Madam Secretary”

My first job: Clerking at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

My cable industry mentor and why: Amos Hostetter. Success, principles and grace can come in one package

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car—can’t wait to read my way through D.C. traffic

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