Bonnie Hammer

Facetime: Network Upfronts in Full Swing

This week, across New York City, tv networks presented the best of their talent, programming and execs to advertisers in a bid to the fall lineup. Samantha Bee got laughs […]

How Mr. Robot Owes Its Success to the Death of USA’s Other Dark Drama

USA made a bold move in 2012 by shaking up its "blue skies" formula (which yielded hits like Burn Notice and White Collar) and debuting a dark summer series. Political Animals, a drama starring Sigourney Weaver, attracted lots of attention, critical accolades and several awards nominations. What it didn't draw was viewers, and the network pulled the plug a few months later.

Bonnie Hammer Is Shaking Up Her NBCU Cable Portfolio, One Network at a Time

Throughout her legendary career, Bonnie Hammer has learned just about everything there is to know about the television industry, except for one thing: how to rest on her laurels.

Facetime: Networks Parade Casts and Execs During Upfront Presentations and Parties

This week, TV’s brightest stars and entertainment’s biggest execs took to auditoriums and concert halls across New York to show advertisers what they’ve got.  

Check Out Photos From The Royals Premiere, the Apple Watch Event and More

From Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley, TV, magazine and tech elite were out this week mingling and moguling. 

Media’s Players Mingled in Style From SAG to Sundance [Photos]

Celebrities and executives ushered in this year's award season out West, while media's old guard mingled back East. Take a look at photos from some of the biggest events this […]

From Auctions to Art Basel: Photos of Creatives


How NBCU’s Bonnie Hammer Plans to Dominate Cable

Bonnie Hammer | Photo: Mary Rozzi

Inside Bonnie Hammer’s World

NBC Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer's portfolio spans 15 networks of varying sizes and descriptions, all serving (hopefully) a different viewership. Hammer is famous for crafting programming slates with strong […]

Lauren Zalaznick to Leave NBCUniversal

Lauren Zalaznick is leaving NBCUniversal after 12 years, following a reorganization in February that put the networks in her portfolio under the control of Bonnie Hammer.