No. 89: Ken Ehrlich | Power 100



President, Ken Ehrlich Productions

Last Year's Rank: 88

The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards telecast -- he just extended his contract through 2020 -- Ehrlich balanced a serious horse race (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar) with even more serious "In Memoriam" demands (David Bowie, Glenn Frey), resulting in a 2016 telecast up in viewers (25 million). The grandfather of two also took on a summer series, ABC's Greatest Hits, but most enjoyed producing the MSNBC-aired Global Citizen Festival in New York -- "specifically the Metallica set."

Leader He Admires: "Barack Obama. He was so supportive of the arts."

2017 Power 100