Successful television executive and an Emmy award winner
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards at a special ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City — and Scott Lewers ’97, a Wagner College business administration graduate, was among the winners! Lewers, senior vice president for programming for the Discovery Channel, was an associate producer of the “Red Bull Stratos: Space Jump” for YouTube, which won the 2013 Sports Emmy award for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage. The Red Bull Stratos mission was the famous record-breaking space jump by Felix Baumgartner last October from a capsule suspended at the outer edge of Earth’s atmosphere beneath a weather balloon.
Lewers joined the Discovery Channel in 2012 and leads program strategy for the flagship network, coordinating across all departments to create and conceptualize series, specials, franchises and initiatives for domestic telecast while fully leveraging those for all business opportunities.
Prior to Discovery, Lewers served as Vice President of Strategic Multi-Platform Program Planning & Acquisitions at Oxygen Media/NBCU where he directed strategy, maintaining and executing the overall programming direction for the network across all platforms. Lewers began at Oxygen as Director of Programming, Scheduling and Planning, where he oversaw the program planning and scheduling teams.
Previous to Oxygen, Lewers served as Manager of Programming, Scheduling & Acquisitions at Lifetime Entertainment, where he helped guide strategic program planning and scheduling for all Lifetime Networks, including Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network & Lifetime Real Women. He began at Lifetime as Manager of Programming Research, charged with analysis of audience and focus group studies.