LOUISE HENRY BRYSON was made the Chair Emerita in June 2010 of the Board of Trustees for the J. Paul Getty Trust, having served 12 years as a Trustee, the last 4 as Chair. She has had a 30-year career in media and until 2009 was President of Distribution for Lifetime Entertainment Services and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime Movie Network.
Ms. Bryson previously served as a Senior Vice President at Fx Networks. She was responsible for distribution of Fox Inc.’s new cable television channels and represented the Fox-owned and affiliated stations in negotiation with all cable television companies in the United States. Fx Network launched in June 1994 with the largest distribution in cable history at that time. She began in public television as a writer and producer and received numerous awards.
Ms. Bryson is currently a Trustee for seven Capital Management Funds: AMCAP, AMF, ICA, GBAL, FI, GFA, and SCWF. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She is a Trustee for Pomona College and Southern California Public Radio, and on the Board of Directors of Huntington Hospital and The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. Ms. Bryson was Chair of the Board for KCET, the local PBS station in Los Angeles, and a former member of the PBS National Board, which honored her with the 1998 Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership. She was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April 2010.
Ms. Bryson holds an MBA and an MAT from Stanford University. She is a graduate of the Stanford Broadcast Institute and received her BA from the University of Washington. She resides in San Marino, California, with her husband, John Bryson, and their four daughters.