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Biography: Brian L. Roberts

Episode 403:
MULTIMEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE


Featured Guest:
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO
Comcast Corporation

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Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a Fortune 100 company with more than 21.5 million customers and 74,000 employees. Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectator, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

Mr. Roberts has won numerous business and industry honors during his tenure. Institutional Investor magazine named him its top vote-getter in its America's Best CEOs annual survey in 2004, and Money magazine named Comcast as one of the top five performing stocks over a thirty-year period in 2002. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and was the 2002 Walter Kaitz Foundation Honoree of the Year for his commitment to diversity in the cable industry. The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia honored Mr. Roberts with its 2002 award for his commitment to youth programs and community partnerships.

He serves as Chairman of CableLabs, the cable industry's research and development arm and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Mr. Roberts previously served as Chairman of NCTA from 1995 to 1996, when the landmark deregulatory 1996 Telecommunications Act became law.

Mr. Roberts is a board member of The Bank of New York. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He co-chaired the 2003 Resource Development Campaign for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and was a founding co-chair of Philadelphia 2000, the nonpartisan host committee for the 2000 Republican National Convention. An All-American in squash, he earned a gold medal with the U.S. squash team in 2005 and silver medals at the 1981, 1985 and 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Mr. Roberts, 46, received his BS from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Aileen, live in Philadelphia with their three children.

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