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Chairman of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment

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Bonnie Hammer is Chairman, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. Her responsibilities comprise executive oversight of leading cable brands USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, G4, Chiller, Cloo and Universal HD, as well as production entities Universal Cable Productions and E! Studios.

An industry leader in network programming and branding, Hammer was previously President, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. She assumed responsibility for USA Network in May 2004, adding to her role as president of Syfy. In March 2008, she took the reins of the newly created studio Universal Cable Productions, which generates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. At the same time, she assumed leadership of Sleuth (now Cloo), Chiller and Universal HD, which are among cable's most successful digital networks.

Under Hammer's leadership, USA Network has achieved the #1 position in all of basic cable for a record-setting five years with a stable of top-rated, Emmy and Golden Globe-honored programs including Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Royal Pains, White Collar, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, Necessary Roughness, and Suits. "She also engineered the return of ratings powerhouse WWEs Monday Night Raw to USA in October 2005.

In 2005, Hammer led USAs groundbreaking "Characters Welcome" branding initiative. In 2009, Hammer drew on the legacy of USAs original "Erase the Hate" campaign, which she had spearheaded, to create "Characters Unite," a pro-social program dedicated to combating intolerance and promoting acceptance. Tom Brokaw's Bridging the Divide, a 2010 USA special, illustrated the mission of Characters Unite by spotlighting champions of diversity and acceptance. She also initiated Character Project, an ongoing artistic initiative to celebrate the extraordinary people, from all walks of life, who make this country unique. For its initial endeavor, USA assembled a team of 11 world-class photographers to capture the character of America during the summer of 2008. The artists work is showcased in American Character: A Photographic Journey, which was published by Chronicle Books with the support of the not-for-profit photography organization Aperture Foundation.

During Hammer's tenure, Syfy has become a global brand, extending its reach to over 60 territories worldwide. In the U.S., Syfy has become a Top 5 cable network in ratings and an industry leader in original programming. In December 2002, Hammer led Syfy to a stunning success with Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN, the Emmy-winning, 20-hour miniseries. Syfys current programming slate includes Eureka, Sanctuary, and Warehouse 13, Haven and Alphas. Successes on the channels reality front include Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth and Hollywood Treasures. Syfy has also partnered with Universal Pictures to launch Syfy Films, a new film company that will develop and produce Syfy-branded theatrical motion pictures to be distributed by Universal.

Prior to joining Universal Television, Hammer was an original programming executive at Lifetime Television Network, where she executive produced several award-winning documentaries for the networks acclaimed Signature Series; she was honored with the Lillian Gish Award, several Cine Golden Eagles and the National Association for Youth's Mentor Award. Before coming to New York, Hammer executive produced Good Day! for WCVB in Boston, and produced the series This Old House, Infinity Factory and Zoom! for PBS.

The Hollywood Reporter has consistently cited Hammer on its annual list of the most important women in Hollywood; she has also been named to Fortunes list of "50 Most Powerful Women." She received the 2010 Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership from the National Cable Television Association. In 2008, Hammer received the Anti-Defamation Leagues Entertainment Industry Award; she has since joined ADLs National Entertainment Advisory Council. In 2007, she was honored with NATPE's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, and was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame. She has also received a MUSE award for Outstanding Vision & Achievement from New York Women in Film and Television. Hammer serves on the board of the Ad Council, as well as the Celebration of Women's Achievements in Television and Radio steering committee for the Paley Center for Media. She also serves on the strategic planning committee for Boston Universitys College of Communication, and is a mentor for Women in Film & Television.

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Bonnie Hammer Biography

Bonnie Hammer is Chairman, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. Her responsibilities comprise executive oversight of leading cable brands USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, G4, Chiller, Cloo and Universal HD, as well as production entities Universal Cable Productions and E! Studios.

An industry leader in network programming and branding, Hammer was previously President, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. She assumed responsibility for USA Network in May 2004, adding to her role as president of Syfy. In March 2008, she took the reins of the newly created studio Universal Cable Productions, which generates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. At the same time, she assumed leadership of Sleuth (now Cloo), Chiller and Universal HD, which are among cable's most successful digital networks.

Under Hammer's leadership, USA Network has achieved the #1 position in all of basic cable for a record-setting five years with a stable of top-rated, Emmy and Golden Globe-honored programs including Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Royal Pains, White Collar, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, Necessary Roughness, and Suits. "She also engineered the return of ratings powerhouse WWEs Monday Night Raw to USA in October 2005.

In 2005, Hammer led USAs groundbreaking "Characters Welcome" branding initiative. In 2009, Hammer drew on the legacy of USAs original "Erase the Hate" campaign, which she had spearheaded, to create "Characters Unite," a pro-social program dedicated to combating intolerance and promoting acceptance. Tom Brokaw's Bridging the Divide, a 2010 USA special, illustrated the mission of Characters Unite by spotlighting champions of diversity and acceptance. She also initiated Character Project, an ongoing artistic initiative to celebrate the extraordinary people, from all walks of life, who make this country unique. For its initial endeavor, USA assembled a team of 11 world-class photographers to capture the character of America during the summer of 2008. The artists work is showcased in American Character: A Photographic Journey, which was published by Chronicle Books with the support of the not-for-profit photography organization Aperture Foundation.

During Hammer's tenure, Syfy has become a global brand, extending its reach to over 60 territories worldwide. In the U.S., Syfy has become a Top 5 cable network in ratings and an industry leader in original programming. In December 2002, Hammer led Syfy to a stunning success with Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN, the Emmy-winning, 20-hour miniseries. Syfys current programming slate includes Eureka, Sanctuary, and Warehouse 13, Haven and Alphas. Successes on the channels reality front include Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth and Hollywood Treasures. Syfy has also partnered with Universal Pictures to launch Syfy Films, a new film company that will develop and produce Syfy-branded theatrical motion pictures to be distributed by Universal.

Prior to joining Universal Television, Hammer was an original programming executive at Lifetime Television Network, where she executive produced several award-winning documentaries for the networks acclaimed Signature Series; she was honored with the Lillian Gish Award, several Cine Golden Eagles and the National Association for Youth's Mentor Award. Before coming to New York, Hammer executive produced Good Day! for WCVB in Boston, and produced the series This Old House, Infinity Factory and Zoom! for PBS.

The Hollywood Reporter has consistently cited Hammer on its annual list of the most important women in Hollywood; she has also been named to Fortunes list of "50 Most Powerful Women." She received the 2010 Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership from the National Cable Television Association. In 2008, Hammer received the Anti-Defamation Leagues Entertainment Industry Award; she has since joined ADLs National Entertainment Advisory Council. In 2007, she was honored with NATPE's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, and was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame. She has also received a MUSE award for Outstanding Vision & Achievement from New York Women in Film and Television. Hammer serves on the board of the Ad Council, as well as the Celebration of Women's Achievements in Television and Radio steering committee for the Paley Center for Media. She also serves on the strategic planning committee for Boston Universitys College of Communication, and is a mentor for Women in Film & Television.

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  • How to book Bonnie Hammer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bonnie Hammer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bonnie Hammer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bonnie Hammer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bonnie Hammer?

    Booking fees for Bonnie Hammer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bonnie Hammer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bonnie Hammer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bonnie Hammer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bonnie Hammer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bonnie Hammer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bonnie Hammer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bonnie Hammer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bonnie Hammer for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bonnie Hammer generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anne Sweeney, Mary Callahan Erdoes, Susan Wojcicki, Sheryl Sandberg and Mary Barra. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bonnie Hammer for an upcoming event.

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