Talton Gibson
tgibson@wict.org
202-827-4782

12/21/2016

WICT Announces Signature Luncheon Host & Honorary Chair

- E! News' Catt Sadler to Host WICT Signature Luncheon
- E! and Esquire's Jennifer Neal Named Honorary Chair
- January 6 Luncheon Part of CES® 2017

Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced "E! News" co-host Catt Sadler will host the WICT Signature Luncheon, taking place on Friday, January 6 as part of CES® 2017. WICT also announced that Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Marketing for E! Entertainment and Esquire Network, will serve as the luncheon's Honorary Chair.


The WICT Signature Luncheon will make its CES® debut at the ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas, which is home to the C Space exhibit program, which focuses on the advertising, content, entertainment and marketing communities. Sadler will host the luncheon and moderate an engaging and inspiring Power Panel of Diversity Champions. Comcast NBCUniversal serves as the Premier Sponsor of the luncheon, Accenture and Neustar serve as Champion Sponsors, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation serves as the Industry Partner.


"We're thrilled to welcome Catt and Jen to our Signature Luncheon program. Alongside some of the country's foremost diversity champions, their participation in our CES debut is sure to be both memorable and eye-opening," said Maria E. Brennan, CAE, WICT President & CEO. "We're equally excited that new and repeat WICT supporters will join us at the luncheon en masse to support our message of diversity and inclusion."


About Catt Sadler
Catt Sadler serves as a co-host for "E! News," the leader in innovative entertainment and pop culture content creation, committed to delivering custom content across all platforms at any time. Catt is also a regular panelist on one of E! News' most popular digital series, "Live From E!," hosts a number of E! specials and can be seen conducting interviews at numerous red carpet events. Sadler is an Emmy-winning journalist who was named by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Top 10 Next Broadcasters of Our Generation. Sadler focuses the majority of her charitable efforts on the Women Like Us Foundation, which was founded by Catt's mother. Catt serves as International Spokesperson for the organization. Women Like Us speaks up for the needs of the vulnerable both locally and globally, specifically in the areas of sex trafficking, homelessness, and education.

 

About Jen Neal
Jen Neal is the Executive Vice President, Marketing for E! Entertainment and Esquire Network where she oversees and directs all marketing initiatives for the global pop culture and lifestyle brands, including advertising, media strategies, creative, brand alliances, promotion and integrated marketing across all platforms. Neal has been recognized in prestigious industry publications including Adweek's Class of 2015 Brand Genius Awards, Cablefax's Most Powerful Women in Cable list annually since 2013, and Multichannel News' '40 Under 40' most innovative and influential cable and telecommunications list, 2013. Neal serves on WICT's board of directors and on the Georgetown McDonough School of Business Advisory Board.

About WICT
For over thirty-five years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With over 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the industry. Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, and Turner are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.


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