Ed Wilson is an entrepreneurial media executive who moves seamlessly between traditional and emerging media and gracefully from the executive boardroom to the free-thinking space of content and talent development.
In March 2020, Wilson was named Executive Chairman of two Apollo Investment Corp. portfolio companies: CoxReps, the country’s leading national television representative company, and Gamut, a digital advertising organization. He is a sought-after advisor in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector, serving on the Board of ATAC, a publicly-traded SPAC focused on the TMT space, and as a partner at Whisper Advisors, the boutique advisory and banking firm.
Across his various roles, Wilson draws on deep relationships developed over a nearly two decade span when he served as President of FOX Television Network, NBC Enterprises and CBS Enterprises, as well as President of Tribune Broadcasting and Chief Revenue Officer of Tribune Corp.
Wilson is also Executive Chairman of NPACT, the leading trade organization for non-fiction production companies, and the founder of Dreamcatcher Media.
In the educational and philanthropic realm, Wilson served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University for 12 years and continues to serve on the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business there. He is also on the Advisory Board at the Walton Business School at the University of Arkansas.
A native of Rison, Arkansas and University of Arkansas alumnus (BS/BA Finance), Wilson resides in Los Angeles.