Adam Sharp Appointed National NATAS President and CEO

Former Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, Adam Sharp, has been appointed President & CEO of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Mr. Sharp, who has had a distinguished career with stints at NBC and C-SPAN, has been working as the Academy’s Interim President & CEO since February, 2018. He will lead the organization’s operations including sales, promotion, marketing, financial management and planning of its various Emmy® Award programs.

“Adam Sharp’s story is truly a unique story of success,” said Terry O’Reilly, Chairman, NATAS. “Adam’s career in media began when he was awarded one of our very first National Scholarships, in 1996. In the two-plus decades that have passed – through Adam’s years with NBC News and C-SPAN, his tenure as Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA), and his role as Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter – Adam developed the personal and professional acumen that makes him the ideal candidate to guide our iconic organization. I couldn’t be more pleased by his appointment.”

“It’s an honor to now be a part of reshaping the definition and recognition of excellence in our space for the years to come,” said Sharp. “The visual media industry is going through myriad, transformative changes on multiple fronts: shifting viewing habits, new technologies, and upended business models. I’m excited to be at the helm of the Academy as the future of our industry evolves.”

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and related media, and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering, and with Regional Emmy® Awards presented in 19 chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including its Regional Student Television Awards and its National Student Production Award for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, along with scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at

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