Salaam Coleman Smith

by Justin Cates
Salaam Coleman Smith
Former Executive Vice President
Serves on Board of Directors for: Gap Inc., Pinterest, Inc.

Salaam Coleman Smith served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Programming for FREEFORM Network at ABC.

In this role, Coleman Smith directed long-term growth strategies and opportunities for the network, including key business and creative alliances and multi-platform content expansion.  She will also oversee strategy, new business development, program planning and acquisitions on all platforms.

Prior to ABC, Coleman Smith was President, Strategic Initiatives at NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group.  Prior to her last appointment at NBCU, Coleman Smith served as President of Style Media, overseeing all business and creative aspects of the cable network, including content development and production, marketing and brand strategy, program planning, audience research, and new business development.

Coleman Smith was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100: Women in Entertainment.”

Coleman Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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