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School of Media and Communication

Margaret Loesch

Margaret Loesch is the founding CEO of The Hub TV Network, where she oversees all business and creative areas for the television network for kids and their families.  She previously held a number of executive positions, serving as the co-founder and CEO of the family media company The Hatchery; the first president and CEO of Crown Media United States, responsible for the creation of the Hallmark Channel; president and CEO of Fox Kids Network; president and CEO of Marvel Comics’ film production arm, Marvel Productions; executive vice president of Hanna-Barbera Productions; and director of children’s programming for the NBC television network. Her extensive resume includes the production of some of the most iconic programs in children's television, including “Smurfs,” “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “Jim Henson's Muppet Babies,” “Animaniacs,” “Transformers” and the award-winning pre-school educational series “Bear in the Big Blue House.”  Among Ms. Loesch's industry awards are four Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Vision Award and the prestigious Chair Award from the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers, and Directors.  Ms. Loesch holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Miss where she was inducted into the MCJ Hall of Fame in 2012. She has served on the board of trustees of Sesame Workshop, producers of educational children's programs including the iconic “Sesame Street;” on the advisory board of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media; and as treasurer of the board of directors for the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation.