Louise Henry Bryson is Chair Emerita of the Board of Trustees for The J. Paul Getty Trust. She has had a 30-year career in media. In 2009, Louise retired as the President of Distribution at Lifetime Entertainment Services. She was also the Executive Vice President, General Manager of Lifetime Movie Network. Ms. Bryson previously served as a Senior Vice President at Fx Networks. She was responsible for distribution of Fox Inc.’s new cable television channels and represented the Fox-owned and affiliated stations in retransmission negotiations with cable and satellite television companies in the United States.
She began in public television as a writer and producer and received numerous awards. Ms. Bryson is currently a Board member for seven American Funds. In addition, she serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is an Honorary Life Trustee of Southern California Public Radio. Ms. Bryson was Chairman of the Board for KCET, the local PBS station in Los Angeles, and former member of the PBS National Board, which honored her with the 1998 Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership.
Ms. Bryson holds an MBA and an MAT from Stanford University. She is a graduate of the Stanford Broadcast Institute and received her BA from the University of Washington. She has four daughters and resides in San Marino, California, with her husband, John.