NATPE Reveals Tartikoff Legacy Awards Recipients


LOS ANGELES — The recipients of NATPE’s 18th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards have been announced.

All will receive the prestigious award at a special reception on June 2 at the Beverly Wilshire — the first time they’ll be handed out in Southern California.

Being honored this year are:

  • Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Film and television writer, producer, and director Alex Kurtzman
  • Amy Poehler
  • Maury Povich
  • Programmer, producer and media investor Jeff Sagansky
  • William Shatner

The 2022 Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients are recognized for exhibiting “their extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision through their diverse work in being a part of the creation and distribution of content for the world’s traditional and digital marketplaces.” The award was created to acknowledge a select group of television professionals who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their field.

“Bringing the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award to Los Angeles for the first time is a milestone moment for NATPE,” NATPE President/CEO JP Bommel said. “This event is such an important part of our mission, and to have it make its return — in person, with such an accomplished group of creatives and executives being honored — is something we are very proud of.”

The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards were previously presented at NATPE Miami, last held in January 2020. Information regarding the 2023 event is forthcoming.