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Meet the Governors: Bob Boden

Name: Bob Boden

Peer Group: Reality Programming

New or Returning Governor?  Returning

Describe your day job:  I am Executive VP, Production & Development for Entertainment Studios, a global entertainment company owned by Byron Allen, as well as an Executive Producer on the syndicated comedy celebrity game show Funny You Should Ask.  I also teach college students enrolled in the Syracuse University Los Angeles semester program.

Credits of which you’re most proud:  Emmy-nominated Executive Producer of THE CHASE for GSN, Co-creator & Executive Producer of Greed on Fox, Sr. VP, Programming for the Fox Reality Channel, Sr. VP, Programming for GSN, Sr. VP, Production & Development for dick clark productions.

Why did you want to be a Television Academy governor?  First of all, I LOVE Television!  My license plate reads TV BOB.  I’m fortunate to have had an extensive career in management and production for the past 40 years, and I wanted to give back to the industry by serving my peers. 

I’ve been an Academy member since the early 80’s, and my first term as Governor goes back to 1996.  I’ve also served as a member of the Executive Committee and committee chair of Primetime Awards, as well as a chair and member of numerous other committees.

What do you hope to accomplish as a governor?  I hope to advance the cause of the dedicated people who work in reality programming as well as work with the other Governors to help the Academy stay relevant and keep up with evolutions and revolutions in content, distribution and technology.

Why is the Academy important to the industry?  The Academy is an incredible resource for industry leaders and its 20,000+ members, to represent, award and network with an incredibly diverse group of professionals in the arts and sciences of television.  We’re so much more than the Emmy Awards!