NPF Board: Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp

President and CEO

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


Adam Sharp has forged a distinctive career of more than twenty years at the intersection of media, politics and technology. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, overseeing the annual presentation of the coveted Emmy® Awards for Daytime, Sports, and News & Documentary television, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.

From 2010 through 2016, Sharp was Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, advising journalists, news organizations, candidates and government officials in more than 20 nations. He became the longest-serving member of the company’s global media team, and its most visible broadcast spokesperson.

He appears regularly as a noted expert and speaker on digital communications and marketing, political affairs and strategy, and issues related to “fake news” and misinformation. Recent appearances include events hosted by the New America Foundation, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and multiple corporate appearances. He is represented by Leading Authorities in Washington, DC.

Sharp served U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., from 2004 to 2009, first as a spokesman and later as Deputy Chief of Staff. He played an integral role in the creation of the Senate Centrist Caucus; the “Gang of 14” agreement to approve Supreme Court nominees and delay for nearly a decade the so-called “nuclear option;” bipartisan compromises on the federal budget and energy policy; and the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

He has also held leadership roles at NBC and C-SPAN, is a current Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a former President of the bipartisan U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association.  He lives in his childhood hometown of Stamford, CT, with his wife and young daughter.