Magazine article Variety

Variety Honors Media Heroes

Magazine article Variety

Variety Honors Media Heroes

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Variety will continue its tradition of honoring entertainment and media figures who support veterans' causes at its third annual Salute to Service event. Among the 2019 list of honorees confirmed to attend the event, which takes place on Nov. 6 in New York City, are Dexter Goei, chief executive officer of the telecommunications company Altice USA; Meghan McCain, "View" co-host, ABC News contributor and daughter of the late U.S. senator and decorated war veteran John McCain; three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, who will receive an award from the USO; and CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell.

Also receiving awards for their contributions to veterans and military causes are David Boreanaz, who will accept his award on behalf of his CBS series "SEAL Team"; singer-songwriter and entrepreneur Donnie Wahlberg (CBS' "Blue Bloods"); and Lou Diamond Phillips, who is on the Fox series "Prodigal Son." Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a veteran and a Democratic presidential candidate, is also an honoree.

In regard to the Salute to Service honor, Goei tells Variety, "Altice USA is grateful for the sacrifices our veterans and their families have made for our country. We take great pride in supporting veterans and their loved ones by creating a work environment that is welcoming and supportive of their needs. We also take seriously our responsibility to impact veterans far beyond our own walls and are appreciative of the opportunity to work with community partners to help give back in many ways to those who have given so much of themselves. …

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