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Broadcast executive

Carolyn L. Strauss, American former broadcast executive. Named one of 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment, Hollywood Reporter, 2006, 2007.


Strauss, Carolyn L. was born on July 13, 1963 in New York City.


Bachelor, Harvard University, 1985.


She was the president of the Home Box Office (HBO) network's entertainment division until 2008 and was responsible for commissioning highly successful series like The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sex and the City. Upon leaving the position she became a television developer and producer and was given a production deal with HBO. She has collaborated with the network on the series Treme, Game of Thrones and Luck.


Being of Jewish descent, in August 2015 she signed - as one of 98 members of the Los Angeles' Jewish community - an open letter supporting the proposed nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers led by the United States "as being in the best interest of the United States and Israel.".