Philip R. Beuth
Philip R. Beuth
spent 42 years with the esteemed Capital Cities Communications Corporation, a company which started in Albany, New York with Phil
as its first employee in 1955.
Over the next forty years, Capital Cities excelled in the growing TV, radio, newspaper and cable business, charming Wall Street as well.
Over the years, Phil held seventeen different positions, starting as a Film Editor, Promotion Director, Sales Manager, General Manager and President of three company television stations.
In 1986, the company purchased ABC-TV and Phil became a Network Division President in Entertainment, presiding over "Good Morning America" for eight years, overtaking the competition to lead the morning TV shows in ratings until his retirement, when the company was sold to Disney.
His work included sales and production in News and Entertainment, and earned him many accolades and awards, including an Emmy, and election to two Broadcasting Halls of Fame.
Many celebrities credit Phil
for helping to start their careers, including Charlie Gibson, Ted Night and Wolfgang Puck.
Phil has served on countless boards, including the Advisory Boards for all three Major Networks, UNICEF, The Design Industry Fighting AIDS, various hospital boards, The Broadcasters' Foundation, The Guadalupe Center and Gulfshore Playhouse, among others.
In 1997, the Beuths established The Beuth Foundation
, which consistently supports causes in the Country and Abroad, with special emphasis on his
Alma Mater, Union College
and Mary Beuth live full-time in Naples, and operate a small villa resort in The Caribbean.