Meet the Class of 2021
24 New Members Make It To The Cable TV Pioneers
Top of the Class of 2021
New York, NY — Twenty-four new members have been selected for the Cable TV Pioneers 55th Annual Induction.
“Just as our industry rose to the challenge of keeping America connected this past year, these men and women continued to make significant contributions on their business, home and community fronts,” stated Pioneer chairman, Dave Fellows, adding, “The Class of 2021 exemplifies the Pioneer spirit and commitment to do the best no matter the circumstances.”
The 24 members of this year’s class include a strong array of men and women from CEOs and company founders, to techs and journalists who have made a positive impact on the growth and innovation that are unique to our business. Each has demonstrated and proven, their value as a cable pioneer.
“We think it will be a wonderful induction, and we hope to incorporate some of the unique elements of the 2020 event that C-SPAN generously broadcast and streamed, like the engaging and fast-paced inductee videos,” stated Pioneer co-chair, Yvette Kanouff.
The Class of 2021
Bright House Networks
Cable One (Sparklight)
Diego M. Gastaldi
Richard (Dick) Kirsche
Crown Media Network
John E. Roos
Robert (Bob) Scanlon
Shelter Cove, LLC
Patricia (Patsy) Smullin
California Oregon Broadcasting Inc.
R. Thomas (Tom) Umstead
Broadcasting + Cable Multichannel News
About the Cable TV Pioneers
The Cable TV Pioneers was founded in 1966 during the NCTA Convention in Miami, Fl. The original group of 21 entrepreneurs has grown to more than 700 men and women over the past 50 years. Photos, articles and video of the 54th Anniversary celebration, previous banquets, as well as member rosters, are available at the site Cabletvpioneers.com.