All Distinguished Alumni and Speaker Honorees

Marta Fernandez ’02

Posted in: 2013, College of Science and Mathematics

Marta Fernandez receiving award

In her position as senior vice president of original programming for the premium cable network Starz, Marta Fernandez runs drama development and current production. Her most recent projects include: Da Vinci’s Demons with The Dark Knight and Man of Steel co-writer, David Goyer, and Incursion, an epic sci-fi drama with Spartacus screenwriter, Steven S. DeKnight.

Previously, she worked in television development for Starz, where she oversaw the network’s first ratings hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, as well as Golden Globe-winner, Boss, with Kelsey Grammar, and cult favorite, Party Down. Prior to joining Starz, she worked as a coordinator on the NBC series, Fear Factor, and on USA’s Monk and Criminal Minds.

As an undergraduate broadcasting major at Montclair State, Fernandez and her fellow students produced the short feature, “Book of Thanks,” which was part of an hour-long NJN special program, America Together: New Jersey Voices…Heroes, that won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.

Fernandez received the 2002 Gracie Allen Award for American Women in Radio & Television for her documentary, Women Pioneers in Broadcasting.

Bio as of May 2013