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Beth Hoppe

ABC News
Senior Vice President for Long Form
Beth Hoppe is the Senior Vice President for Long Form at ABC News, overseeing long form programming including 20/20, Nightline, and all the output of Lincoln Square Productions, while working closely with the broadcast and digital teams on release strategy.
Prior to joining ABC News she was the Chief Program Executive and General Manager for General Audience Programming at PBS, growing the network from the 12th to the 6th most-watched in America. During her tenure she oversaw the return of the acclaimed drama Mercy Street, a civil war medical drama; partnered with the BBC to generate specials; developed a multi-platform strategy for independent films including the Oscar-nominated film Last Days in Vietnam from American Experience and Black Panthers from Independent Lens. Hoppe collaborated with filmmaker Ken Burns to develop the strategy and roll out for The Roosevelts and The Vietnam War. Under her guidance PBS had more News and Documentary Emmy Award wins than any other network in 2016 and 2017.
Hoppe created and acquired new series and specials for PBS and launched timely specials including programming commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of JFK and The March on Washington. Hoppe also oversaw all of PBS’ award-winning programs and previously served as Vice President of Programming.
Before PBS Hoppe was the Executive Producer at Discovery Networks. Prior to her time at Discovery, Hoppe was President and CEO of Optomen Productions USA that she started from the ground up. As Executive Producer she produced numerous successful programs and series for Discovery Channel, I.D., The History Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Science Channel, PBS and The Food Network. Prior to joining Optomen, she was an Executive Producer at Thirteen/WNET.
Her work has been recognized with several Emmy awards. She won in 2004 for DNA: The Human Race, 2002 for The Secret Life of the Brain, and 1995 for NOVA, Siamese Twins. The Channel 4 co-production 1900 House earned the prestigious Peabody Award in 2000.

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