Hot List How Adweek Media Visionary Ellen DeGeneres Built a Media Empire Authenticity and kindness are its cornerstones Ellen DeGeneres has earned 59 Daytime Emmy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, 20 People’s Choice Awards and the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Doug Inglish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. By Lisa Granatstein October 14, 2018 When you talk to Ellen DeGeneres, what you see is what you get. Click for more from this issue This story first appeared in the October 15, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe. Lisa Granatstein @lgranatstein firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Granatstein is the editor, svp, programming at Adweek.