Media Legend Dennis Swanson to Visit SMG

in Dean's Speaker Series, News, School
February 16th, 2012

Mastermind responsible for some of television’s biggest events and franchises will speak at Boston University Feb. 21

Dennis Swanson, President of Station Operations

Dennis Swanson, President of Station Operations for FOX Television Stations Inc., will visit Boston University School of Management on February 21, 2012 and lead a discussion on how the economic slump has changed the way FOX does business.

The event is part of the School of Management’s Dean’s Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Boston University College of Communication and College of Fine Arts. Audience participation is welcome; please bring questions.

About Dennis Swanson

In his current role, Swanson manages the 27 FOX owned-and-operated stations across the country, including stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

His impressive career highlights include:

  • Orchestrating one of the most dramatic shifts in major sports program history by persuading the International Olympic Committee to stagger its winter and summer games and hold them every two years.
  • Leading “Monday Night Football” to be one of television’s top-rated primetime programs.
  • Giving Oprah Winfrey her first daytime talk show, which evolved into “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the most successful talk show in television history.
  • Transforming the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting into a network spectacular.
  • Receiving the most prestigious award in broadcasting – the George Foster Peabody Award – and winning both local and national Emmys.