Andy Cohen, the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show, will be a keynote speaker at the Business of Live Television Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
The summit, presented by NewBay Media's Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable and TV Technology, will cover best practices, new business models and technology innovation driving the growth of live event television.
Cohen will join a lineup that includes Don Roy King, director of NBC’s Saturday Night Live; Chris Licht, vice president of programming at CBS News; and other leaders in the category.
Watch What Happens Live is the only live show in late night TV, and features guests in pop culture, including Oprah, Cher, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Liam Neeson, Jerry Seinfeld and many members of Bravo's Real Housewives' family.
Cohen also serves as executive producer of the The Real Housewives franchise and hosts the network’s reunion specials. Last year, Cohen became a New York Times best-selling author for the second time with the release of the paperback version of his book, “Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture,” published by St Martin’s Press. The hardcover achieved similar success back in June 2012. His second book, titled “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,” is due out in November of this year.
Most recently, Cohen served as Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent from November 2011 to January 2014. He was responsible for creating original content, developing formats and identifying new talent. He also served as executive producer on Emmy and James Beard award-winning Top Chef.
Cohen spent 10 years at CBS News as senior producer of The Early Show, overseeing the production of entertainment segments. Cohen also served as a producer for CBS News' 48 Hours and for CBS This Morning.
The Business of Live Television Summit will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Convene, 32 Old Slip, in New York City. For more information, go to http://livetelevisionsummit.com