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Deb Honkus

Founder and Executive Chairman

NEP

    • Credentials
    • 2012 recipient of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, the Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Award, and the Broadcasting & Cable Technology Leadership Award. Inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011, Received 4 Sports Emmy Awards.

Debra Honkus is a founder of NEP and serves as our Executive Chairman. Ms. Honkus previously served as Chairman of our Board of Directors and, prior to that, held progressive roles with us as Chief Executive Officer, President, Vice President and General Manager since January 1988. She was the General Manager of Total Communications Systems (TCS) from 1978 until its merger to create NEP. Ms. Honkus has received numerous awards, accolades and recognition, including five Sports Emmys in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2010. In 2011, Ms. Honkus was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, received the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Broadcasting & Cable Women in the Game Award. In 2012, Ms. Honkus was the recipient of the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, the Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Award, and the Broadcasting & Cable Technology Leadership Award. Ms. Honkus’ in-depth knowledge and well-known reputation in the industry make her uniquely qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.