National Association of Broadcasters

February 15, 2018
Ann Marie Cumming
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Kristen Bell to Receive 2018 NAB Television Chairman's Award


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Andrew Eccles

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Television and film actress Kristen Bell will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award during the new NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration, April 10 from 3:00-4:15 P.M. at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The award honors individuals for significant achievements in television.

Kristen Bell currently stars as Eleanor Shellstrop in the hit NBC series “The Good Place,” which was recently renewed for a third season. She will also star in the Netflix comedy “Like Father” and lend her voice to the animated film “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies,” both of which will be released this year. Additionally, Bell is working on the sequel to the immensely popular Disney film “Frozen,” in which she is the voice of Anna. The original film has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

In 2014, Bell reprised her title role in the Warner Brothers’ film “Veronica Mars." She also appeared in a guest-starring arc on NBC’s comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” For five seasons, beginning in 2012, she starred as Jeannie Van Der Hooven in the Showtime series “House of Lies.”

“Kristen Bell charms audiences with a natural mix of poise and humor that she brings to all her roles,” said NAB Television Board Chairman Jordan Wertlieb. “We look forward to welcoming Ms. Bell to this year’s NAB Show and honoring her with this well-deserved distinction.”

Examples of additional television credits include “Unsupervised,” “Deadwood,” “Heroes,” and “Party Down.” She’s also held lead roles in films like “You Again,” “When in Rome,” “Couples Retreat,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”

Established to recognize individuals for significant achievement in one or more specific art disciplines in television, the NAB Television Chairman's Award first debuted in 2009 with four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammar as the recipient. The 2017 recipient was award-winning actress and producer America Ferrera.

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About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.