July 28, 2013 |
Speaker Spotlight: Susan Mercandetti – Master of Media
Susan Mercandetti is used to helping powerful women tell their stories—as executive editor at Random House, she headed nonfiction projects by everyone from Jordan's Queen Noor to Madeleine Albright. But Mercandetti probably deserves a book of her own. She began her long journalism career as a White House press aide before transitioning to TV as an award-winning producer on shows like Nightline. She has also overseen #1 NYT bestsellers by Rudy Giuliani (while she was at Miramax) and Tim Russert (while at Random House), and she's served as an editor at the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Currently, Mercandetti is the VP of Business Development and Partnerships for ABC.