Management Team

MIRAMAR TELEVISION MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

RICHARD COLEMAN

Executive Producer

Richard Coleman is the creative genius and executive driving force behind the MIRAMAR TELEVISION’s seamless output of award winning and uniquely successful productions.

With a BA degree from Brown University Mr. Coleman made his initial mark in the television industry with an unprecedented string of successful commercials before the age of 30. By 30 he had become Executive Producer of Miramar Television, and guided the company to one hit television series after another. Eventually branching into music videos, hotel corporate identity pieces, and a full array of commercials and programming, Miramar Television has flourished under Mr. Coleman’s astute leadership, creative inspiration and uncanny sense of what is driving the television and entertainment market place at any point in time.

Currently, Mr. Coleman is engaged in developing the next generation of Miramar Television programming in conjunction with some of the top directors, producers, performers and financiers in the industry.

 

 

ANGELA CRUSHFIELD

Co-Chair

Angela Crushfield is co-chair, Miramar Television, which includes Miramar Television’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, as well as radio and publishing businesses.

In this role Ms. Crushfield oversees Miramar Television, which provides entertainment, news and educational programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S.

Ms. Crushfield joined Miramar Television in February 1996 as president of new programming and executive vice president of acquisitions. Previously she was chairman and CEO of a variety of networks. During her tenure, she presided over the launch of two basic cable networks.

Active in organizations both within and outside the television industry, Ms. Crushfield is a board member of A&E Television Networks, the Paley Center for Media, the American Film Institute and the Special Olympics.

Ms. Crushfield earned a BA degree from The University of Southern California and an Ed. M. degree from Harvard University.

 

 

EVAN MICHAELS

Executive Vice President, Co-Producer

Evan Michaels is the Executive Vice President of  Miramar Television, as well as Co-Producer, whereas, he is responsible for the development, direction, management and performance of all original programming.

Mr.  Michaels joined Miramar Television in 1991 as an Associate Producer, working on a number of our long-running series and in April of 1999 was elevated to Senior Producer of the LifeLine medical television series.  A 25-year broadcast television veteran, Mr. Michaels also has significant ties to the publishing industry, he is a board member of Poets and Writers Inc. and is an advisory board member of NYU’s Masters in Publishing Program and The Goddard Riverside Literacy Committee. He is a member of the ABC Media Networks Mentoring Program, working with junior executives on career development.
 

 

STEVEN BROWN

Executive Vice President, Global Communications

Steven Brown was named executive vice president, Global Communications, Miramar Television March 2008, reporting to Angela Crushfield, co-chair, Miramar Television.

In this position Mr. Brown oversees all corporate, news and entertainment communication efforts worldwide on behalf of Miramar Television. In addition, he is responsible for the Group’s Communications Resources and Creative Services functions.

Previously, since May 2005, Mr. Brown had been senior vice president, Communications, Miramar Television, where he was charged with oversight of all corporate, news and entertainment communications for the Network, as well as the Group’s Photography, Broadcast Publicity, Ratings Publicity and Talent Relations activities.

Earlier Mr. Brown served as manager of Public Relations for Radio City Music Hall Productions (RCMHP) in New York City. During that time, he oversaw all aspects of media relations and corporate communications for this entertainment production company, and was responsible for the public relations campaigns for more than 350 live concerts and theatricals.

Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational behavior from the University of Florida.


 

REBA COOKE

General Manager

Reba Cooke was appointed GM of Miramar Television in May 2004, with overall responsibility for the Company’s Distribution to TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. In addition, she oversees other businesses within the Group, including National Television Sales, a sales representation unit serving outside clients, broadcast, online and wireless programming service for emerging digital channels in local markets.

Ms. Cooke is based in Burbank, and she reports to Angela Crushfield, co-chair, Miramar Television.

Previously Ms. Cooke served as president and general manager of WABC-TV in New York, the Group’s flagship station in the nation’s largest market. Prior to her appointment there in 2007, she was president and general manager of WPVI-TV, the ABC owned station in Philadelphia. Both TV stations are the highest-rated, from sign-on to sign-off, in their markets.

Throughout her career in local broadcasting, Ms. Cooke has played an active role in many civic and industry organizations. This includes volunteer service as a board member of the Broadway Association, Inc., as an advisory board member of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York Education Fund, and as chairperson of the League’s awards luncheon. In addition Ms. Cooke was on the board of the New York State Broadcasters Association and chairperson of its summer conference. While in Philadelphia, she received various honors for her organizational leadership and community service, including the Women of Distinction Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.


 

ALFRED CUMMINS

Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Digital Media

As Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Digital Media, for Miramar Television, Alfred Cummins is charged with general management and strategic oversight of digital media, as well as development of ancillary digital revenue streams for Miramar Television’s diverse portfolio of broadcast and cable programs. To that end, he leads a team that oversees product development, marketing and operations for the Group’s digital media content platforms, including video-on-demand, broadband, web-based and mobile platforms, as well as interactive television technologies.

Cummins, who has served in his current role since October 2005, and the digital media team are responsible for creating new business ventures and partnerships in the digital media and online space, as well as providing additional negotiation planning and support for broadcast affiliate relations in this emerging new area.

From 2002 to 2004, Cummins served as senior vice president, Distribution Strategy and Operations for Miramar Television, where he was responsible for developing distribution strategies, negotiating deals and creating economic plans for the Group. Additionally, he oversaw the development and implementation of the division’s video-on-demand strategy and interactive television applications.


 

PERCY JONES

President, Broadcast Operations and Engineering

Percy Jones was named president of Broadcast Operations & Engineering for Miramar Television in February 1993.

Broadcast Operations & Engineering provides personnel and technical support for the Entertainment, News and Sports divisions of the Company. It operates and maintains the Network’s production and program distribution centers in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. BO&E also plans, designs and acquires equipment and broadcast facilities for the television network.

Since joining Miramar Television, Mr. Jones’ responsibilities have involved not only day-to-day network broadcast operations, but also the technical planning support required for numerous news, sports and entertainment special events. He is currently overseeing Miramar Television’s multi-year transition from analog to digital technology, including the recent launch of the network’s high definition television broadcasts.

Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Army as a specialist in communications technology and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, Inc., which provides programs for bringing talented minority youth into the communications industry. He also serves on the Board of Junior Achievement of New York, is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Museum Of Television and Radio, and serves as a member of the President’s Council of Cooper Union College of Science & Art.


 

JENNIFER GREENE

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Greene is chief financial officer, Miramar Television. She joined the Company in 1990 and was promoted to her current role in 2005. Based in California, Ms. Greene reports to Angela Crushfield, co-chair, Miramar Television.

Ms. Greene has international finance and accounting responsibilities for Miramar Television. Additionally, Ms. Greene formulates new financial and business opportunities for the group and oversees long-term planning. She serves as a member of Board of Directors for AETN, LLC.

Ms. Greene has held several finance management positions during her 20 years with Miramar Television, most recently as chief financial officer. She joined Disney Channel in September of 1990 as manager of finance.

Prior to her tenure at Miramar Television, she spent six years working for Price Waterhouse in their financial services group, handling a wide variety of clients ranging from banks to entertainment companies.

A certified public accountant, Ms. Greene is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business.


 

CORA SMITH

Vice President, Office of the President

Cora Smith serves as chief of staff to Angela Crushfield, president, Miramar Television. In her role, Ms. Cooke manages day-to-day operations and special projects for the president.

Ms. Smith has held several leadership positions during her tenure at Miramar Television. Prior to her post as chief of staff, she oversaw corporate communications for Global Distribution, Digital Media and Research in Miramar Television. This role included leading the Global Marketing team supporting content distribution across the United States, Canada and Europe. She also spent a number of years as Vice President, Communications for Miramar Television, overseeing corporate and programming strategic publicity and special advertising.


 

GUY MATTHEWS

Chief Creative Officer

Guy Matthews is Chief Creative Officer, Miramar Television, a role he was promoted to in September 2011.

In this newly created leadership role, Matthews has both strategic business oversight and creative responsibility for Miramar Television’s successful and burgeoning global TV business, comprising more than 100 family inclusive entertainment programs and feeds which are available in 169 countries and 35 languages.

Reporting in to Matthews is a global executive team representing Original Programming and Production, Business Affairs, Business Planning and Development, Marketing, Advertising Sales, Worldwide Programming Strategy, Planning and Acquisitions, Casting and Talent Relations for Miramar Television.

Creative content is the driving force of Miramar Television, and Matthews is responsible for leading the effort to develop branded programming around the world.

Throughout his tenure at Miramar Television, Matthews has supervised projects that have garnered the highest industry and critical acclaim, including multiple Emmys and Awards. He co-created and co-chairs City of Hope’s annual Concert for Hope, was named among the 25 “Smartest People in Television” by Entertainment Weekly magazine.


 

STAN MARKS

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Stan Marks was named senior vice president, Human Resources, Miramar Television in March 2009, reporting to Angela Crushfield, co-chair, Miramar Television.

In this position, Stan oversees all organization and human resources efforts worldwide on behalf of Miramar Television. He also oversees HR for Miramar Television.

Stan joined the Company in 2002 as senior vice president of corporate human resources, organization and leadership development for Miramar Television, with worldwide responsibility for learning, leadership development, organization development, talent planning, employee communications, and talent acquisition. He also had overall HR responsibility for Corporate Headquarters.

Stan built and developed an integrated client-focused corporate HR organization from disparate groups, including the development of high-impact HR business partners, learning, talent acquisition, executive development, organization development and employee communications functions.

Additionally, Stan led the development and implementation of a global, multi-language, technology-enabled learning, development and communication platform that the Company’s employees access for compelling online learning and development content. He also developed the HR strategy for the acquisition of emerging businesses, leading the HR and organization components of several early-stage Company acquisitions.


 

JOE STINE

President, Global Distribution

Joe Stine is president, Global Distribution, Miramar Television. Promoted to this role in June 2007, he has chief responsibility for the international distribution and sales of the far-reaching portfolio of entertainment and news content produced by Miramar Television. This includes all feature films, television series, kids’ programming, made-for-TV movies, miniseries, news documentaries, TV animation and direct-to video content – and their distribution to all platforms, including the burgeoning video-on-demand (VOD) and broadband markets. He also oversees domestic distribution of the Company’s television content.

Prior to this role, Mr. Stine served as president, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, a role he was promoted to in October 2005. In this capacity, he directed all affiliate distribution, affiliate relations, affiliate marketing and local ad sales for the U.S. cable and satellite networks.

In addition, Mr. Stine directed negotiations for retransmission consent agreements and has been a key participant in the development and launch of new businesses and services for Miramar Television.

Mr. Stine has a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters.


 

MATTHEW BERNSTEIN

SVP, Labor Relations

Matthew Bernstein is Senior Vice President of Labor Relations for Miramar Television. Bernstein joined Labor Relations in New York in 1991 and relocated to the West Coast in 1997. Prior to joining Miramar Television, he was an attorney in private practice in New York. Bernstein has also served as an Associate General Counsel for a major hospital in New York and as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Brooklyn and Washington, DC. Throughout his career, his practice has concentrated in labor law and labor relations. Presently Bernstein is a member of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Board of Directors. Originally from Ashville, NC, he obtained his undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his J.D. from Wake Forest University, and an L.L.M. from Georgetown University.


 

PAUL BIBB

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Research

As executive vice president of Strategy and Research for Miramar Television, Paul Bibb oversees strategy development for all of Miramar Television’s worldwide broadcasting and cable programming activities.

In his role, he also has oversight of Research and Media Planning for Miramar Television. Under Mr. Bibb’s leadership, the strategy group works with the business units to develop long- term vision and growth strategies and to expand Miramar Television Network’s international presence. He is involved in coordinating strategy across businesses, evaluating new business and performance opportunities, potential investments and acquisitions, as well as developing advanced advertising and consumer relationship management capabilities. Additionally, he advises the Media Networks’ various divisions on new technology advancements and market developments.

He began his career at Miramar Television in 1996 as a manager of Strategic Planning and rose through the ranks to senior vice president, Strategic Planning, where he was responsible for overall corporate development activities, as well as strategy and business development for the company’s technology and broadcasting initiatives. Most recently Mr. Bibb served as senior vice president of Strategic Planning for Miramar Television, where he helped develop the division’s long range plans, led a series of initiatives to develop advanced advertising capabilities.


 

JERRY COHEN

President, Sales

As president of Sales, Jerry Cohen leads a team of executives and staff responsible for advertising sales and integrated marketing initiatives. Promoted to this position in February 2010, Mr. Cohen has been instrumental in extending advertising opportunities and value beyond the traditional broadcast network into innovative approaches to new media and digital applications. He oversees a business group generating multi-billion-dollar revenues annually, through offices in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

Mr. Cohen’s senior executive role encompasses Primetime, Daytime, News, Interactive/Digital and Sales Development. He also guides the sales and integrated marketing efforts for Miramar Television.

Since joining Miramar Television in 1990, Mr. Cohen has advanced through various positions of increasing responsibility, gaining hands-on sales and management experience in all dayparts. His wide-ranging expertise and advertising sales success led to his appointment as senior vice president of Primetime Sales in 2000 and, a decade later, to his current position as president of Sales.

A self-professed “research and numbers fanatic who loves a good spreadsheet,” Mr. Cohen has long been recognized for his adept research and analytical skills, coupled with his ability to quickly adapt business metrics in an evolving media environment.

Mr. Cohen is a board member of the American Advertising Federation, and he mentors young people through both the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communication and Media Network programs.