HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and journalist Charlie Rose will be honored at the Museum of the Moving Image’s annual black-tie benefit. The June 11 event recognizes top leaders in the media industry.
This year’s dinner co-chairs are Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner, Inc., and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. prexy and CEO. Fareed Zakaria will be on hand to present to Plepler and Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Yvette Vega will present to Rose. John Oliver will provide entertainment.
“Richard Plepler has been a valued member of our Board of Trustees,” said Herbert S. Schlosser, Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MMI, in a statement. “It is our pleasure to be honoring him for his outstanding leadership of HBO and its extraordinary and innovative programming.”
“Charlie Rose is simply one of the best interviewers on television,” he added. “His thoughtful and gracious style leads to fascinating and informative conversations which entertain and educate.”
Plepler is responsible for the overall management of HBO, including original productions such as “Silicon Valley,” “True Detective” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” In addition to serving as a trustee of the Museum of the Moving Image, he is also on the board of trustees for the Asia Society and the New York Public Library and is on the national advisory board of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
With over four decades of experience in the biz, Rose co-anchors “CBS This Morning” and is the anchor and exec editor of “Charlie Rose” on PBS, as well as a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
This year’s benefit will take place at the St. Regis in New York.