Awards Gala to Honor Channing Dungey, Whoopi Goldberg, Alex Kurtzman, Amy Poehler, Maury Povich, Jeff Sagansky, and William Shatner and be Hosted by Nancy O’Dell at the Beverly Wilshire on June 2, 2022 

LOS ANGELES – May, 26, 2022 – The presenters for NATPE’s 18th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards were revealed today. Nancy O’Dell will host the gala dinner that will be held on June 2 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Presenters and the corresponding recipients are as follows:

  • Famed anchor and reporter, Connie Chung will present the award to storied talk show personality Maury Povich;
  • Actress/producer Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant, The Big Bang Theory) will present to Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman, Channing Dungey;
  • Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, Universal Studio Group, will present to actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Amy Poehler;
  • Robert Friedman, CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment will present to Eagle Equity Investment Partner and entertainment veteran, Jeff Sagansky;
  • Actress Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery) will present to film and television writer, producer, and director Alex Kurtzman;
  • Actor Henry Winkler (Barry, Happy Days) will present to Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Recording Artist, and Horseman William Shatner;
  • Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg will be receiving her award virtually during the event.

The 2022 Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients are recognized for exhibiting their extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision through their diverse work in being a part of the creation and distribution of content for the world’s traditional and digital marketplaces. Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of the most esteemed programmers in the history of television, the Award was created to acknowledge a select group of television professionals who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their field.

This will be the first time the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards gala will take place in Los Angeles after previously being a part of the NATPE Miami Marketplace and Conference. The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards are part of a series of events taking place during 2022 as part of NATPE RETURNS. This will include events in New York, Budapest, and Los Angeles. 

JP Bommel commented: “On NATPE’s behalf, I want to thank this prestigious ensemble of presenters who are donating their time to honor the incredible lineup of storytellers and those who brings those stories to live and are honored tonight”


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