Granath Named National Academy Chairman

Jun 21, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Herb Granath has been elected chairman of the New York-headquartered National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Mr. Granath, best known for his long career as an ABC, Disney and ESPN executive, succeeds Fox Television Stations Operations President Dennis Swanson in the position.

Mr. Granath said in the announcement of the election: “It’s a dynamic time for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as we strive to represent a changing television industry that has come to include not only a growing number of television networks but also those who distribute video content via ever-expanding platforms including the Internet, cell phones and handheld devices.”

Mr. Granath’s first move as chairman was to appoint three “chairman’s representatives” on the NATAS executive committee: Hubbard Broadcasting Corporate Affairs VP Harold Crump, Telemundo Group President Ibra Morales and Gannett Broadcasting President and CEO Craig Dubow.

A complete list of new NATAS new officers can be found at www.emmyonline.tv.