YEAR AND SITE BOARD CHAIR CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE PRESS ATTENDANCE EXHIBITORS AWARDS
May 1964
New York
Temporary President: Stan Cohen
WDSU, New Orleans
71 none none none
May 1965
New York
Stan Cohen WDSU, New Orleans 100 none none First Man of the Year Award: Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)
May 1966 Chicago Roy A. Smith WLAC, Nashville 106 none none Man of the Year: David Wolper
May 1967
New York
John Haldi WBNS, Columbus 114 none none Man of the Year: Fred Friendly
Feb. 1968
New Orleans
Peter Kizer, WOOD, Grand Rapids 129 none none Man of the Year: Ed Sullivan Introduction of the Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1969
Los Angeles
Lew Klein, WFIL, Philadelphia 180 2 none Man of the Year: Rowan & Martin 2nd annual Program Excellence Awards 1st scholarship award granted
Feb. 1970
Miami
Ian Harrower, WWJ, Detroit 326 6 none Man of the Year: Walter Cronkite 3rd annual Program Excellence Awards 2 scholarship awards established
Feb. 1971
Houston
Herb Victor, KGO, San Francisco 403 11 none Man of the Year: Roone Arledge 4th annual Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1972
San Francisco
John Comos, WSJS, Winston- Salem 532 15 none Man of the Year: Carroll ‘Connor 5th annual Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1973
New Orleans
Allen Sternberg, WCKT, Miami 804 19 none Man of the Year: Mike Douglas 6th annual Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1974
Los Angeles
Harry Twigg, WMAQ, Chicago 1,101 31 none Man of the Year: Earl Hammer, Jr. 7th annual Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1975
Atlanta
James A. Ferguson, WAGA, Atlanta 1,352 32 none Man of the Year, now called Person of the Year: Barbara Walters 8th annual Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1976
San Francisco
Marvin A. Chauvin, WOTV, Grand Rapids 1.891 42 none Person of the Year: Dinah Shore Scholarship awards now titled Lee Waller Memorial Scholarship Awards 9th annual Program Excellence Awards
Feb. 1977
Miami
Phil Boyer, ABC O&O stations, New York 2,204 51 none Person of the Year: Fred Silverman 10th annual Program Excellence Awards now called the Iris Awards
Feb. 1978
Los Angeles
Jim Major, WJBK, Detroit 2,819 56 none NATPE Educational Foundation formed Person of the Year: Jerry Lewis Lee Waller Memorial Scholarship Awards increased from 2 to 4 11th annual Iris Awards
Mar. 1979
Las Vegas
A. R. Van Cantfort, WSB, Atlanta 3,380 71 225 Person of the Year changed to Award of the Year: Bob Hope Lee Waller and Mort Rosenman Scholarship Awards 12th annual Iris Awards
Feb. 1980
San Francisco
Chuck Gingold, WABC, New York 3,939 79 251 Award of the Year: Carol Burnett First annual President’s Award: Lew Klein 12th Lee Walker and Mort Rosenman Scholarship Awards
Feb. 1981
New York
Lucille Salhany, Taft Broadcasting, Cincinnati 5,440 278 261 (22 floor) Award of the Year: Phil Donahue President’s Award: Lionel Van Deerlin 13th annual Lee Walker and Mort Rosenman Scholarship Awards 14th annual Iris Awards
Mar. 1982
Las Vegas
Steve Currie, KOIN, Portland 5,551 259 262 (55 floor) Award of the Year: Lucille Ball President’s Award: Donald H. Mcgannon 14th annual Waller and Rosenman Internship and Scholarship Awards 15th annual Iris Awards
Feb. 1983
Las Vegas
Chuck Larsen, WABC (and Almi Program Productions), New York Phil Corvo new Executive Director 5,927 271 243 (75 floor) Award of the Year: Garry Marshall President’s Award: William S. Paley and Sol Taishoff 16th annual Iris Awards
Feb. 1984
San Francisco
Stan Marinoff, WISN, Milwaukee 6,387 278 211 First year of Faculty Development Grants (replaces Scholarship Internship Awards) Sponsored by Educational Foundation Award of the Year: Johnny Carson President’s Award: Elton H. Rule and Dick Clark 17th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1985
San Francisco
John Von Soosten, KATZ Television, New York 6,882 291 225 (119,000 sq ft) Award of the Year: Alan Alda President’s Award: Robert M. Bennett and James H. Quello 18th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1986
New Orleans
Bob Jones, KYW, Philadelphia 7,125 306 259 (180,000 sq ft) Award of the Year: Jackie Gleason President’s Award: KING-TV, Seattle and WBTV, Charlotte and WCCO, Minneapolis/St. Paul 19th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1987
New Orleans
David Simon, Fox Television Stations, Los Angeles 7,836 297 257 (204,000 sq ft) Award of the Year: Norman Lear NATPE office moves to Los Angeles in August President’s Award: BBC, NBC and Bob Bernstein 20th annual Iris Awards
Feb. 1988
Houston
Deb McDermott, WKRN, Nashville 7,534 350 225 (245,000 sq ft) Award of the Year: Hanna & Barbera President’s Award: Carl Russell 21st annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1989
Houston
Position of President becomes Chairman: Joe Weber, MMT Sales, New York ` Position of Executive Director becomes President: Phil Corvo 7,874 650 228 (240,000 sq ft) Award of the Year: Merv Griffin President’s Award changed to Chairman’s Award: Sheldon Leonard 22nd annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1990
New Orleans
Lon Lee, KCNC, Denver 8,574 463 230 (232,000 sq ft) Award of the Year retitled to Lifetime Achievement Award: Betty White Chairman’s Award: Joel Chaseman and George Heinemann 23rd annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1991
New Orleans
Vicky Gregorian, WHLL, Boston 8,915 384 277 (245,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Dick Clark 1st Educational Foundation Award: Nancy Claster Chairman’s Award: Children’s Television Workshop 24th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1992
New Orleans
Rick Reeves, WTAJ, Altoona 8,674 437 274 (244,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Andy Griffith Educational Foundation Award: Alex Haley Chairman’s Award: Fred Ziv 25th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1993
San Francisco
Pat Patton, KMBC, Kansas City 10,450 696 295 (258,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Milton Berle Educational Foundation Award: Ken Burns Chairman’s Award: Don Hall 26th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1994
Miami Beach
Chairman: Lou Gattozzi, WJW, Cleveland New President: Bruce Johansen 11,650 847 392 (294,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Henson (posthumously) Education Foundation Award: Charles Kuralt Chairman’s Award: Phil Corvo 27th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1995
Las Vegas, Sands Expo Center/ Mirage Hotel
Russ Myerson, The Game Show Network, Los Angeles 15,750 395 490 (350,000 sq ft) Exhibitors: 490 (350,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Aaron Spelling Educational Foundation Award: Norman Lear Chairman’s Award: Rupert Murdoch 28th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1996
Las Vegas (22-25)
Carolyn Worford, WJBK-TV, Detroit 17,694 1,218 Lifetime Achievement Award: Thomas S. Murphy Educational Foundation Award: National Geographic Society, accepted by Gibert M. Grosvenor, President/Chairman Chairman’s Award: Kay Koplovitz 29th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1997
New Orleans (13-16)
Jayne Adair, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh 16,700 900 670 (400,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Carl Reiner Educational Foundation Award: Mobil Corporation, accepted by Robert J. O’Leary, member of Mobil Corporation’s Senior Executive Committee Chairman’s Award: Fred Rogers 30th annual Iris Awards
Jan. 1998
New Orleans (19-22)
Greg Meidel, Universal Television Group, Los Angeles 17,250 1,326 700 (407,000 sq ft) Lifetime Achievement Award: Grant Tinker Educational Foundation Award: David L. Wolper Chairman’s Award: James H. Quello 31st annual Iris Awards
Jan.1999
New Orleans (25-28)
Nick Trigony, Cox Broadcasting, Atlanta 17,440 1,162 715 (417,000 sq ft) Creative Achievement Award: Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Imagine Entertainment Chairman’s Award: John G. Conomikes
Jan. 2000
New Orleans (24-27)
Susan Grant, CNN Newsource, Atlanta 17,520 943 780 (415,000 sq ft) Creative Achievement Award: Merv Griffin Chairman’s Award: Sid Caesar
Jan. 2001
Las Vegas (22-25)
Steve Mosko, Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, Los Angeles 20,348 1,089 870 (451,000 sq ft) Chairman’s Award: Jerry Seinfeld
Jan. 2002
Las Vegas (21-24)
Jon Mandel, MediaCom, New York 10,125 538 553 (140,000 sq ft) Chairman’s Award: Ted Koppel
Jan. 2003
New Orleans, (20-23)
Tony Vinciquerra, Fox Networks Group, Los Angeles 7,143 391 350 (128,000 sq ft) Chairman’s Award: Rep. W.J. Billy Tauzin, U.S. House of Representative (R-La)
Jan. 2004
Las Vegas (18-20)
Peggy Kelly, Universal McCann, New York 6,515 448 353 (180,000 sq ft) Legacy Award:   Gail Berman, Mark Burnett, Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner and Caryn Mandabach, and Ken Lowe
Jan. 2005
Las Vegas (25-27)
Stephen J. Davis, Granada America, New York & John Weiser, Sony Pictures Television, Culver City 7,314 565 361 (170,000 sq ft) Legacy Award:  Carole Black, James Burrows and Dick Wolf
Jan. 2006
Las Vegas (24-26)
Stephen J. Davis, InfoSpace, Los Angeles & John Weiser, Sony Pictures Television, Culver City 7,515 476 365 (190,000 sq ft) Legacy Award:  Stephen Bochco, Marc Cherry and Pat Mitchell
Jan. 2007
Las Vegas (15-18)
Stephen J. Davis, InfoSpace, Los Angeles & Emerson Coleman, Hearst-Argyle Television, New York N/A Legacy Award:  Stephen J. Cannell, Bonnie Hammer, Harry Friedman, Anthony E. Zuiker
Jan. 2008
Las Vegas (28-31)
Co-Chairs Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate and Roma Khanna, (formerly) NBC Universal International N/A Legacy Award:  Mark Itkin, Peter Roth, Nancy Tellem, Bob Wright
Jan. 2009
Las Vegas (26-29)
Co-Chairs Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate and Roma Khanna, (formerly) NBC Universal International N/A Legacy Award:  Chuck Lorre, Tyler Perry, Ben Silverman, Anne Sweeney
Jan. 2010
Las Vegas (25-27)
Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate N/A Legacy Award:  Jeff Gaspin, David E. Kelley, Irwin Gotleib, Judge Judith Sheindlin || Digital Luminary Awards:  Hearst Television, Inc., Google Android, The Guild, Omneon, Xbox LIVE
Jan. 2011
Miami (24-26)
Jordan Levin, Generate & Chris Grant, Electus 4,900 Legacy Award:  Dick Ebersol, Mary Hart, Regis Philbin, Gerhard Zeiler || Digital Luminary Awards: ControlTV, IKEA, The LXD, Gary Vaynerchuk, AOL
Jan. 2012
Miami (25-28)
Jordan Levin, Generate & Chris Grant, Electus 5,000 Legacy Award:  Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Fernando Gaitán, Dennis Swanson, Matthew Weiner  || Digital Luminary Awards: NASA: Juno, Leap Year, Yahoo!, Charlie Todd, Wainy Days, Aim High
Jan. 2013
Miami (28-30)
Jordan Levin, Generate 5,000 Legacy Award:  Steve Levitan, John Langley, Debra Lee, Herbert Kloiber
Jan. 2014
Miami (27-29)
Jordan Levin, Generate 5,000 Legacy Award:  Emilio Azcarraga Jean, James L. Brooks, Jon Feltheimer, Lauren Zalaznick
Jan. 2015
Miami (20-22)
Jordan Levin, NFL 5,000 Legacy Award:  Linda Bell Blue, Gustavo Cisneros and Adriana Cisneros, Jay Leno, Jonathan Murray, Ted Sarandos
Jan. 2016
Miami (27-29)
Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Entertainment 5,500 Legacy Award:  Steve Harvey, Doug Herzog, Quincy Jones, Sophie Turner Laing and Norman Lear
Jan. 2017
Miami (16-18)
Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Entertainment 5,000 Legacy Award:  Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Josh Sapan, Susanne Daniels, Randy Falco, and Eva Longoria