The Museum of the Moving Image will honor Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei and CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper at its annual benefit at the St. Regis Hotel in New York on June 12.
Each spring the Museum holds this event to recognize top leaders in the media industry.
"We are delighted to be honoring Dexter Goei at our annual industry gala," said Museum co-chairman Ivan Lustig in a statement. "Under Dexter's leadership Altice USA has experienced extraordinary growth and is now one of leading broadband communications and video service providers in the country. We are also pleased to welcome the company to our neighborhood following their recent headquarters move to Long Island City."
Altice USA is the fourth largest cable operator in the country and offers service under the Optimum and Suddenlink brands. Goei was named chairman and CEO in June 2016 and is responsible for the company’s overall strategic vision and growth in the United States.
Goei joined Altice N.V., Altice USA’s parent company, in 2009 as CEO and helped lead the company’s development and growth from a French cable operator to a multinational telecommunications company operating in France, Portugal, Israel, the Dominican Republic and, most recently, its expansion into the U.S. with the creation of Altice USA. Prior to Altice, Goei was co-head of Morgan Stanley’s TMT Group.
Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent for the network, hosts a one-hour weekday program – The Lead with Jake Tapper – and CNN’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union. Tapper won the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for his coverage of the 2016 presidential election. He is also the author of three books, including his debut novel, The Hellfire Club, which came out on April 24. Tapper joined CNN in 2013 after nine years with ABC News.
“Jake Tapper is among the most respected, trusted, and admired journalists on television,” said the Museum’s executive director Carl Goodman in a statement. “His intelligence and tenacity for uncovering the truth are well known. We are very pleased to be honoring him at our annual industry event.”
The Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology, enjoyment, and social impact of film, television, and digital media. It houses the nation’s largest collection of moving image artifacts and screens over 500 films annually. Its exhibitions—including the core exhibition Behind the Screen and recent addition The Jim Henson Exhibition—are noted for their integration of material objects, computer-based interactive experiences, and audiovisual presentations. Funds raised from this evening will help the Museum maintain and strengthen its education programs, which serve over 70,000 students and teachers each year.