Washington - Apr 13, 2012 - Golden Globe-winning actress Teri Hatcher will emcee the 2012 NAB Show Opening Session. Hatcher will host the General Session on April 16.
Hatcher currently stars as Susan Mayer on the ABC comedy-drama series "Desperate Housewives." Her acting on the show has earned her a 2005 Golden Globe Award (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Musical or Comedy, Television), a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series), a 2006 Golden Globe Award nomination, a 2005 Television Critics Award nomination and a 2005 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. Hatcher previously starred as Lois Lane in the ABC series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" from 1993 to 1997, and guest starred as Lois Lane's mother, Ella Lane, on an episode of "Smallville."
Hatcher made her film debut in the Christopher Guest-directed "The Big Picture" (1989). She has also made appearances in films such as "Soapdish" (1991), "2 Days in the Valley" (1996), "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "Spy Kids" (2001). She also had the starring role as Sally Bowels in the Sam Mendes-directed touring company of "Cabaret" in 1999. Radio magazine readers may also remember her for her recurring role on "McGyer" as Penny Parker or her one appearance as Chief B. G. Robinson on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
In 2006, Hatcher wrote "Burnt Toast and Other Philosophies of Life," which remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for four weeks.
The NAB Show Opening Session features remarks by Meredith Local Media Group President and NAB Joint Board Chairman Paul Karpowicz and the State of the Broadcast Industry Address by NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. The E.W. Scripps Company President and CEO Rich Boehne will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the company. Stephen Dubner, co-author of the international bestseller "Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics," will deliver the NAB Show's opening keynote at the session.