The man appointed Chairman of the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2007 has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Bill McGorry oversees the Hall of Fame nominating process and manages the annual awards event, and was a key leader overseeing television industry trade publications Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News under Reed Business Information ownership and management. He was a SVP for Reed Television, overseeing Variety, Publishers Weekly and associated trade publications.
McGorry has served on several industry boards, including the International Radio & Television Society Foundation Inc. He is also the recipient an Honorary Beacon Award from the Cable Television Public Affairs Association; the Joel A. Berger Award from Cable Positive; the Vanguard Award, which he received from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women in Cable Telecommunications. McGorry was also inducted as a member of the Cable Pioneers organization..
“Bill has been a long-time supporter of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, and we are delighted that he is joining the Board,” said Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Every year, Bill ensures that the Broadcasters Foundation is a recipient of some of the proceeds from Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame Awards dinner. Those much-needed funds go to helping broadcasters in need across our industry, either in monthly or one-time emergency grants. We are grateful for his contributions.”
The Broadcasters Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of broadcast executives committed to “giving back.” The members of the Board represent a wide array of broadcast and broadcast-related companies.