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Neeraj Khemlani        

President at Hearst Entertainment & Syndication

Neeraj Khemlani is president and group head, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, the operating group responsible for Hearst’s interests in cable television networks, including ESPN and the A+E Networks (A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, VICELAND and its investment in VICE Media); digital video entertainment companies, including co-investments with Verizon in AwesomenessTV and Complex Networks; cable television and digital video production through NorthSouth Productions; subscription video on demand services for emerging markets through iflix; streaming music publishing and platform services through Kobalt Music, and comics syndication and character licensing through King Features. He serves on the boards of A+E Networks, North South, AwesomenessTV, Complex Networks, iflix, Kobalt Music and is a senior vice president and member of the board of directors of Hearst.

He joined Hearst in 2009 after serving as a senior executive at Yahoo! News since 2006. Prior to that, Khemlani was a producer at the CBS News 60 Minutes television news magazine, where he is responsible for researching, reporting and writing stories with various CBS News correspondents.

Before joining CBS News in 1998, Khemlani was an associate producer for ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings and also produced pieces with Robert Krulwich for Nightline as well as Good Morning America. He is a term member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Khemlani graduated with a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a 1992 undergraduate degree from Cornell University.


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