Myx TV GM Miguel Santos Named Among NAMIC’s 10 Emerging Executives of Color

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced recently the winners of its 2017 Next Generation Leaders Awards, recognizing emerging business leaders of color in the media and entertainment industry for their career successes and commitment to fostering diversity in the workplace.

Myx TV General Manager Miguel Santos was named among the 10 emerging executives of color in NAMIC’s 2017 Luminaries Class. Santos oversees Myx TV network’s strategy, programming, production, marketing, ad sales and business development, with the goal of elevating the narratives of one of the most under-represented minority groups in media. Myx TV is owned and operated by ABS-CBN International.

The 2017 Next Generation Leaders Awards will be presented in four categories to the following honorees:

·         * Cable MSO: Ebonne Ruffins, VP, Local Media Development, Comcast Cable
·         * Cable Programmer: Daniel Eilemberg, President & Chief Content Officer, FUSION TV
·         * Tech Company/Discipline: Linda Pan, SVP, New Digital Business, AMC Networks
·         * Creative Discipline: Romina Rosado, SVP & Editor-in-Chief, E! News & Online, NBCUniversal

In addition to honoring the four Next Generation Leaders, NAMIC will also honor 10 emerging executives of color in its 2017 Luminaries Class:
·         * Charlotte Castillo, SVP, International Brand Management & Creative, Viacom International Media Networks
·         * Twyla Huang-DiSimone, VP, News Content Partnerships, Turner Ignite
·         * P. Sean Gupta, VP, Strategy and Operations, BET Networks
·         * Navin Kamath, VP, Account Management, Global Distribution, HBO
·         * Stephanie Jackson, VP, Ad Sales, Western Region, Food Network & Cooking Channel, Scripps Networks Interactive
·         * Sameel Osuri, SVP, Global Content Operations, Discovery Communications
·         * Miguel Santos, General Manager, Myx TV
·         * Tony Song, VP, Ad Sales, AMC Networks
·         * Holly Tang, Chief Financial Officer, Bravo and Oxygen Media, NBCUniversal
·         * Janet Han Vissering, SVP, Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD

In partnership with Multichannel News, the 2017 Next Generation Leaders will be honored at the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference during the NAMIC Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET at the New York Marriott Marquis.

NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-cultural diversity, equity and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 3,000 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to grow and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served.

For more information on NAMIC, the 31st NAMIC Annual Conference and the NAMIC Annual Awards Luncheon, please visit

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