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January 01, 2013

Sharon Liggins, Public Relations

Sharon Liggins is an accomplished entertainment executive with extensive experience covering television network, production studio and agency public relations. In her current position as director, publicity, for Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBC-Universal, she oversees all public relations activities for the studio, which creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. The studio’s productions include Covert Affairs, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA and Alphas, Defiance and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Liggins, who earned a B.A. in Communications at California State University, Fullerton, has held positions at some of the most globally recognized brands in the industry, including PBS, Creative Artists Agency, Hallmark Channel and the Walt Disney Company/ABC. She also acquired agency experience at DVG Communications. For the Television Academy, Liggins has served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, developing and coordinating events with the mandate of bringing awareness of diverse voices and experiences to Academy members and the industry. During her tenure, she has produced and coordinated panels, screenings and workshops in collaboration with Lifetime, ABC Family, Independent Television Service (ITVS), NAACP, NALIP, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the LGBT community. Liggins is a passionate viewer of an eclectic assortment of television series and feature films. Mentoring aspiring communications executives and promoting diversity within the industry are her major priorities.

Sharon Liggins is an accomplished entertainment executive with extensive experience covering television network, production studio and agency public relations. In her current position as director, publicity, for Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBC-Universal, she oversees all public relations activities for the studio, which creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. The studio’s productions include Covert Affairs, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA and Alphas, Defiance and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Liggins, who earned a B.A. in Communications at California State University, Fullerton, has held positions at some of the most globally recognized brands in the industry, including PBS, Creative Artists Agency, Hallmark Channel and the Walt Disney Company/ABC. She also acquired agency experience at DVG Communications. For the Television Academy, Liggins has served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, developing and coordinating events with the mandate of bringing awareness of diverse voices and experiences to Academy members and the industry. During her tenure, she has produced and coordinated panels, screenings and workshops in collaboration with Lifetime, ABC Family, Independent Television Service (ITVS), NAACP, NALIP, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the LGBT community. Liggins is a passionate viewer of an eclectic assortment of television series and feature films. Mentoring aspiring communications executives and promoting diversity within the industry are her major priorities.

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