Alumna named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100


BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University alumna Eileen O’Neill was ranked Number 22 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100 list. This is the third consecutive year she placed in the prestigious ranking.

While earning a master’s degree in popular culture at BGSU, O’Neill interned at Discovery Communications; now she is the group president of Discovery and TLC Networks. Under her direction, TLC has added a number of popular reality series including “Cake Boss,” “19 Kids and Counting,” and “Say Yes to the Dress.” Network Discovery and Discovery Fit and Health were added to her portfolio in 2011.

O’Neill and her partner, Dr. Karen Stoddard, who also has a master’s degree in popular culture from BGSU, established the “Stoddard and O’Neill Endowment for Studies in Popular Culture Fund.”

O’Neill was honored as one of BGSU’s “100 Most Prominent Alumni.”

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(Posted December 05, 2012 )