MCN Names 2009 'Wonder Women' Class


New York -- The editors of Multichannel News are proud to announce this year’s class of Wonder Women, marking the 11th time the award will be bestowed since its creation in 1999.

The class of 2009 represents some of the most accomplished and influential women in the cable and telecommunications universe. These are women whose commitment, innovation and vision have fostered the growth and success of their respective companies while leaving an indelible mark on the industry overall.

This year’s honorees will be profiled in a special report in the Jan. 26, 2009 issue of Multichannel News, as well as online at

The 2009 class will also be lauded at a March 10, 2009 luncheon at the Hilton New York, co-hosted by the Women in Cable Telecommunications.

“For the last 11 years, the editors of Multichannel News have selected dynamic and distinguished women of excellence,” said Larry Dunn, publisher of Multichannel News and B&C. “I congratulate and look forward to honoring the 2009 Class of Multichannel News Wonder Women, both in our January 26th issue and our annual luncheon on Tuesday, March 10th at the New York Hilton.”  

The 2009 Wonder Women are:

Peggy Ballard

Senior Director, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing


Alina Falcon

Executive Vice President and Operating Manager

Univision Network

Jennifer Gaiski

Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition

Comcast Cable

Joan Gillman

Executive Vice President and President, Media Sales

Time Warner Cable

Kate Juergens

Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development

ABC Family

Vicki Lins

Chief Marketing Officer

Canoe Ventures

Gwen Marcus

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Showtime Networks

Patricia McCaskill

Senior Vice President, Programming


Eileen O Neill

President, General Manager


Kathy Payne

Vice President, Programming

Cox Communications

Diane Robina

President, Emerging Networks

Comcast Programming Group