Dawn Ostroff is president of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ), an award-winning next generation studio producing projects across film, television, premium digital video and virtual reality based on Condé Nast’s iconic brands.
Since its founding in 2011, CNÉ has 25 active film projects, six unscripted television series in production and on the air, and multiple pilots sold to various television networks. CNÉ's digital video network was launched in 2013 and produces more than 5,000 videos annually. Over the last year, CNÉ garnered more than 4.3 billion video views, won its first Emmy Award, and received multiple Academy Award nominations for its short-form film digital content. CNÉ also launched The Scene, the first platform dedicated to premium digital video for its channels.
Prior to joining Condé Nast in the fall of 2011, Ostroff launched and led the new CW broadcast network, a joint venture of CBS and Warner Bros., beginning January 2006. From 2002 to 2006, Ostroff served as president of UPN Network, where she oversaw all areas of the network’s business—programming, digital, branding, marketing, sales, finance, research, legal and publicity, and more. Before UPN, Ostroff served as executive vice president of entertainment at Lifetime Television.
Earlier in her career, Ostroff held senior roles at 20th Century Fox Television, Michael Jacobs Productions (at Disney) and the Kushner-Locke Company. She began her career working at several local channels in news as an on-air reporter and a producer.