|Intro||American President of HBO Entertainment|
|Is||Businessperson Business executive Television producer|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||2 July 1969, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, USA|
Sue Naegle is an American business executive. She was the president of HBO Entertainment from 2008 until 2013, when she departed and formed her own production company. She now works as chief content officer at Annapurna In August 2012, she was recognized as the 46th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine.
Early life and education
Naegle grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey and attended Morris Hills High School. She graduated from Indiana University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications.
Naegle began her career in the mail room at United Talent Agency. Two years later, she became one of their agents and went on to be named a partner and a director of the agency's TV department by 1999. While there, she is credited with developing several successful programs, including The Bernie Mac Show and the HBO dramas Six Feet Under and True Blood.
In 2008, she was named President of HBO Entertainment, overseeing all original series and remained in that position until 2013. HBO's Girls, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Veep were all developed under her leadership. In August 2012, she was recognized as the 46th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine. In the last year of her tenure, HBO won 27 Emmy Awards. After her departure, she formed her own production company Naegle Ink. She is an executive producer of the Cinemax series Outcast which began production in 2015. In 2016, she was named the head of Annapurna Television, a division of Annapurna Pictures. In 2019, she was named chief content officer of Annapurna Pictures.
In the media
The Simpsons character Lindsay Naegle is based on her.
She was married to comedian Dana Gould and has three daughters adopted from China named Alice, Liuliu, and Nell.