Abbe Raven is Chairman of A&E Networks, encompassing A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, LMN, bio., H2, HISTORY en Español, Crime & Investigation Network, Military HISTORY, LRW, as well as A&E IndieFilms, A&E Networks International, A&E Networks Digital and A&E Networks Consumer Products. In 2012, Ms. Raven was again named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune. Over the last 10 years, she has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 list, and as one of the Top 5 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment. In 2005, she received the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership from the National Cable Television Association. Ms. Raven accepted the Preserve America Presidential Award from first lady Laura Bush for HISTORY’s longstanding commitment to historic preservation and was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. In 2011, she was the recipient of the prestigious New York Women in Communications Matrix Award.
Ms. Raven serves as vice chairman on the board of directors of the NCTA and is on the boards of the NAMIC Foundation and the CTAM Educational Foundation. In 2010, she was the recipient of a New York Women in Film & Television MUSE Award, and in2007, was selected as an honoree of The Paley Center’s “She Made It” in recognition of her leadership and achievements in the world of cable television.
Ms. Raven is also a Director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She resides in New York City.