Dana Walden has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Walden is Chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment, having previously served as Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, from 2014 until Fox's merger with Disney in 2019. Walden has held leadership roles at Fox for nearly two decades, beginning in 1999 when she, along with longtime partner Gary Newman, gained oversight of 20th Century Fox TV and grew it into an industry leader in the production of award-winning and culture-defining hits including 24, Homeland, Glee, Modern Family, American Horror Story and, most recently, breakout hits This is Us and 9-1-1. In 2014, she and Newman added oversight of the Fox network which is home to such hit series as Empire, 9-1-1, The X-Files, Family Guy and the longest-running show on television, The Simpsons. FTG's content now reaches more than a billion people every day across the world in as many as 180 countries, across six continents, in 30 different languages. In recognition of her contributions to the industry, Walden received the coveted Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award in 2017, has been inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Television Hall of Fame and been named MIPCOM's "Personality of the Year" and Variety's "Showman of the Year." Walden serves on the boards of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Friends Board of the Saban Community Clinic and has been honored by both organizations, as well as by the Alliance for Children's Rights, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, the Chrysalis Organization, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
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