NATPE is bringing back the iconic Iris Awards, which for the 2020 Miami event will honor Soledad O’Brien, Mort Marcus, Ira Bernstein and Perry Sook.
Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury co-presidents, Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, will be receiving the Career Achievement Award. Nexstar President and CEO Perry Sook will be receiving the Lew Klein Leadership Award. The weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien is being honored with the Iris Award of Excellence.
All of the honorees will be on hand to accept their awards. The presentation will take place during the annual Station Group Summit at NATPE Miami on January 22.
Sook will also be delivering the keynote address at the Station Group Summit, which will also include a special data-focused presentation from Nielsen and a session covering the innovative and technical changes happening in the industry.
“NATPE is at the center of content and it starts with the amazing programming and leadership from an emboldened station group community,” said JP Bommel, president and CEO of NATPE. “Bringing back the Iris awards, once iconic to NATPE, celebrates creativity, innovation and great vision locally and globally as technology brings it home anywhere around the globe.”