John Conomikes

Jan 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Chair of the executive committee, Hearst-Argyle Television
“Roger King is a Damon Runyon character. He’s bigger than life. He’s the epitome of what a syndication salesman or executive should be. Everyone knows that. What they don’t know is how truly generous a man he is. Every year he vacates his huge house on the Jersey shore for a week so it can be used for kids dying from cancer. He also raises a tremendous amount of money for the Miami Project, an organization that is trying to find a cure for paralysis. Besides giving money himself, he holds several benefit golf tournaments each year raising $1.5 million. Roger has friends whose children are quadriplegic, and the Miami Project is very important to him. You hear all the time how he’s made a ton of money and likes to gamble. There’s much more to him. He likes to unwind. He likes good food, good wine and his speedboat. And he’d be a great golfer if he had more time to work at it.”