Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Promotes Karen L. Herman

She will continue to lead the Archive of American Television and the foundation's "Living Television" initiative.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has promoted Karen L. Herman to vp of the Archive of American Television.

The Archive preserves and celebrates the history of American television by producing video interviews with TV legends, which are available to the public for free on

Herman joined the TV Academy after the Archive was founded in 1997 and had previously held the director position. She has produced more than 700 interviews and conducted more than 200. Carol Burnett, Katie Couric, Henry Winkler, Leonard Nimoy and Matthew Weiner are among the industry veterans Herman has interviewed.

In addition to her Archive duties, she leads the "Living Television" initiative, overseeing a curriculum to teach college students how to conduct oral-history interviews in their regions.

Herman, a graduate of Northwestern University, was previously a magazine editor and writer in Cleveland and was an interviewer with Steven Spielberg's Shoah Visual History Foundation. She began her career as a creative executive and a consultant in advertising and direct marketing.

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