Carla Lewis-Long

Carla Lewis-Long is a dynamic force in broadcasting sales. Armed with both depth and breadth of industry knowledge she is responsible for building strategies that drive distribution and viewership. Known as a results oriented leader Carla develops sales team that grow markets and improve overall bottom line performance. Carla Lewis-Long currently serves as Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales for AmericanLife TV Network. In her role, she oversees all aspects of affiliate sales for AmericanLife TV. She manages a dynamic staff of senior level people that have increased the subscriber growth of the network 30% over the past 2 years. Carla also works closely with the President of the company in steering the network in a positive direction through growth, partnerships and programming acquisitions. Prior to joining AmericanLife TV, Carla served as Vice President, National Accounts for Oxygen Network. In her position, she oversaw all aspects of affiliate sales, affiliate marketing and local ads sales for several MSO accounts including Time Warner Cable, Insight Communications and Cablevision Systems Corporation. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategies that drove the distribution and viewership of the Oxygen Network in assigned accounts. She also managed a dynamic, results-oriented sales team where her key responsibility was to help in their development, growth and performance within Oxygen Network. Prior to joining Oxygen Network, Carla served as Regional Vice President of Affiliate Sales for American Life TV Network. In her position, Carla was responsible for the distribution throughout the Southeast and parts of the Midwest region. She played a key role in launching AmericanLife’s programming and negotiating the contracts between American Life TV Network and the key MSO’s. Carla’s early career started at USA Networks. Carla spent 12 years at USA/ Universal Television in New York City. She joined USA/Universal as Manager for the Northeast region and was promoted to Director responsible for the subscriber growth for USA, Sci-Fi, HSN, TRIO and (NWI) News World International. She also handled the ad sales for the entire Eastern Region.