Speaker Biography
David Goldhill
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Game Show Network;
Author, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father - and How We Can Fix It
 

David Goldhill is president and CEO of the Game Show Network (GSN) which operates a U.S. cable television network seen in more than 75 million homes and one of the world's largest digital games companies. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and DIRECTV.

Goldhill is the author of “Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed my Father - and How We Can Fix It” (Knopf, January 2013), an original investigation on health care in America, why it is failing and how it can be transformed. Acclaimed author and The New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell called Catastrophic Care “a devastating and utterly original analysis of what has gone wrong with the American health care system” and Publisher's Weekly cited the book as a “fascinating and infuriating expose of the American health care system.”

In addition, Goldhill has delivered keynote speeches on America's health care system. Past speaking events have included organizations like the Manhattan Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Medicine. Goldhill published a notable cover story in the 2009 issue of The Atlantic magazine, entitled “How American Health Care Killed My Father.” The article received widespread acclaim from a variety of media outlets such as The New York Times, Barron's, Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR.

Prior to joining GSN, Goldhill was chairman and CEO of Independent Network Holdings, Ltd. (INTH), which founded and operated the TV3 television network in Russia through its sale to the Interros Group in December of 2006. He also served as president and COO of Universal Television Group, a division of Universal Studios. In this capacity, he oversaw all operations at the company's domestic and international cable television networks (including USA and SyFy), cable and network television studios, first-run syndication business, and worldwide television distribution.

Goldhill was also the CFO of Act III Communications, a privately-owned holding company with interests in television stations, movie theaters, magazines and film/television production. He began his career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers and is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Leapfrog Group, an employer-sponsored organization dedicated to hospital safety and transparency.

Goldhill graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. degree in history and holds a M.A. degree in history from New York University.