One of our outstanding Cable TV Pioneers (2008), industry leader and diversity advocate, Bridget Baker, CEO Baker Media Inc. will be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame on April 29th, 2021.
Of course, considering her pioneering efforts in the cable and media business as well as her record-setting achievements for women in business, her recognition is well deserved.
Bridget joined the start-up team that launched CNBC and spent 20-years helping to build NBCUniversal’s portfolio of cable and broadcast networks. She was named the company’s first president of TV Networks distribution in 2006 and served in the role until 2013 when Comcast closed 100% of its acquisition of NBCUniversal from General Electric. Later that year Bridget established Baker Media, an independent consultancy that advises company founders and senior executives in both new and established media and technology companies.
Having long been committed to forging women’s leadership in corporate America, Bridget is known for her pioneering roles in non-profit advocacy for female business leaders and public company board service. From 2013–2018, she was the first and only woman to serve on the public board of directors of General Communication Inc. (now GCI Liberty), Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider. In 2016, she was one of two women nominated to the board of directors of Yahoo!, and in 2019 was the first and only woman elected to the board of directors of LiveXLive Media Inc. (Nasdaq: LIVX), a global digital media company focused on live streaming the world’s top music festivals and concerts. Bridget has served on the national nonprofit boards of many industry organizations such as Women in Telecommunications (WICT) and Woman on Boards 2020, and is a member of C200, a global organization for women business leaders. While at NBCUniversal, she also served on the boards of the Sundance Channel, the NBC Peacock Foundation, and the Cable Executive Management at Harvard Business School.
"From my upbringing in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau, to my early years visiting cable systems across the US, it’s fair to say that my pioneering spirit came naturally. It led to many exciting ventures that contributed to the growth and prosperity of the cable industry,” said Bridget.
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