Herb Granath Passes Away at 91


Herb Granath, who had a long career at ABC, has passed away at the age of 91.

Granath was best known for his career at ABC, leading the broadcaster into the cable and international arenas. He developed and served as chairman of the board of ESPN, A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime Television. Following his time with ABC, Granath served as co-chairman of Crown Media Holdings, vice chairman of Central European Media and senior content adviser to Telenet.

Among the numerous awards he received in his lifetime were two Tony Awards along with six Tony nominations, an International Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in International TV, an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement in Sports Television, the IRTS Gold Medal and induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

According to his obituary, Granath passed away peacefully on November 26 in Stamford, CT.