National Academy Names Adam Sharp President and CEO

Adam Sharp, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the governing body behind “The Daytime Emmy Awards,” among other industry awards, has officially announced the appointment of Adam Sharp as its new President and CEO. The organization and its Board of Trustees made the announcement earlier today.

Sharp, the former head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, has a long broadcast career spanning the likes of NBC and C-SPAN, and since February 2018 has served as the interim president and CEO of NATAS. He’s now tasked with leading 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.”

For more information on the organization and Sharp, visit the website at