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Dave Shull

CEO, The Weather Channel television network

As chief executive officer of The Weather Channel television network (Weather), Dave Shull oversees all aspects of one of the most widely distributed cable networks, which encompasses programming, distribution, broadcast operations, video technology and addressable TV...

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George Callard

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

George Callard serves as chief administrative officer and general counsel for The Weather Channel television network (Weather). In this role, Callard leads the company’s corporate functions including legal, finance, tax, human resources and facilities, as well as...

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Barbara Bekkedahl

Senior Vice President, Ad Sales

As the senior vice president of ad sales for The Weather Channel television network, Barbara Bekkedahl leads the sales team focused on direct sales across the network. Bekkedahl is responsible for driving overall ad revenue growth and client and agency partnerships. In...

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Brittany Esparza

Brittany Esparza

Senior Vice President of Distribution

Brittany Esparza serves as senior vice president of distribution at The Weather Channel television network. She focuses on contract negotiation, account management and maximizing distribution revenue for The Weather Channel, Local Now and Weatherscan. She works with key...

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Freddy Flaxman

Freddy Flaxman

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer at The Weather Channel television network, Freddy Flaxman leads the long-term strategic planning for the network to ensure resources are maximized and network goals are achieved across multiple business units. In his three-year tenure, Flaxman’...

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John Goodwin

Head of Communications

John Goodwin serves as Head of Communications for the Weather Channel television network. In this role, John oversees all internal and external communications strategies across the company. These efforts include all corporate and TV-related media, public affairs, and...

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Bill Higgs

Bill Higgs

Chief Financial Officer

Bill Higgs serves as chief financial officer at The Weather Channel television network. In this role, he combines financial and strategic expertise to build value, increase profitability and assess risk. Higgs has over 30 years of diverse industry experience including...

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Annie House

Annie House

Head of Marketing

As Head of Marketing for The Weather Channel television network, Annie House leads the marketing efforts across distribution, ad sales and consumer outlets. She also oversees partnerships, creative and social media efforts and is responsible for developing the marketing...

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Lauren Linder

Associate General Counsel

As associate general counsel for The Weather Channel television network, Lauren Linder leads the company’s legal team, which provides legal and business strategy, support and counsel to the company.   Linder joined the network in 2015 as as director of business and...

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George Lott

George Lott

Chief Information Officer

As chief information officer at The Weather Channel television network, George Lott sets the technical direction, financial management and execution of the technology strategy for the company. His team’s technology powers all on-air products and ensures The Weather...

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Melody Smalls

Melody Smalls

Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer

Melody Smalls serves as chief human resources and compliance officer for The Weather Channel television network where she leads all development and execution of human resource strategies while maximizing organizational performance and attracting and retaining talent. She...

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Nora Zimmett

Nora Zimmett

Senior Vice President, Live Programming

Nora Zimmett serves as senior vice president of live programming for The Weather Channel television network. Nora oversees all aspects of Weather’s live programming and its world-renowned storm coverage. She is responsible for the overall editorial direction of the...

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