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Nancy Tellem

Exec Chairman & Chief Media Officer

Nancy Tellem is Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer of Interlude/ Eko, a media network that reimagines storytelling by using proprietary technology to create interactive stories that respond and leverage the interactive nature of today’s media devices.

Until October of 2014, Tellem was President of Xbox Entertainment Studios where she oversaw Microsoft’s TV strategy and created a studio focused on the development and production of interactive programming.

From 1997 to 2012, Tellem was President of the CBS Network Television Entertainment Group. She oversaw both CBS Entertainment Network and CBS Studios. Before CBS, Tellem was the Executive Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs for Warner Bros where she shepherded in such hits as “ER” and “Friends.”

In 2006, Tellem was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame for her contributions to the electronic arts. Two years later Forbes ranked her 32nd on its list “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” The National Association of Television Program Executives awarded Tellem a Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award in recognition of her “extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating TV programming.”

Tellem holds board and advisory positions at numerous digital and media-related companies, including Dot &Bo, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and [212]Media.

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Events featuring Nancy Tellem
Events featuring Nancy Tellem