Jon Stewart's eponymous Comedy Central show may have lost the Primetime Emmy for writing for a variety series to "The Colbert Report" in September, but all is not lost -- now he has a man on the inside.Fittingly, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's" resident Brit John Oliver will host this year's International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25 at the Hilton New York Hotel.“We’re delighted to have John Oliver and his unique comedic talent headlining our Gala this year,”...
In April 2017, Schäferkordt stepped down from the co-CEO role atop the RTL Group opposite Guillaume de Posch but remains at the helm at the German division Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, which comprises the group’s six free-to-air TV stations (RTL, VOX, NTV, RTL NITRO, Super RTL and RTL II) and a growing number of digital niche outlets and online video sites.
She began her career at RTL parent Bertelsmann in 1988 and later headed the controlling department at RTL Television before moving as an executive to affiliate VOX, where she eventually served as CEO between 1999 to 2005. Flagship channel RTL Television remains the most watched commercial broadcaster in Germany with its mix of local hit shows like “Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten” and “Alarm für Cobra 11” and U.S. series such as “Bones” and “Shades of Blue.”
In addition to her other responsibilities, Schaeferkordt is also a member of the executive board at Bertelsmann and serves on the supervisory board of Groupe M6 in France, likewise part of RTL Group.