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AMY ZIMMERMAN

Amy J. Zimmerman has been the Executive Producer of the network since its inception in 2002.  She has won every major award associated with horse racing and television - most more than once. Amy has been the Executive Producer, Producer or Associate Producer of 20 Eclipse Award Winning television shows; a two-time winner of the International Simulcast Award; a two-time national Emmy Award winner; and the winner of 9 Regional Emmy Awards for original productions on HRTV, including one as program writer.

Under her guidance, HRTV has either won or received the honorable mention for the Eclipse Award for National Television Feature for the last eight consecutive years.  Her reputation is such that, in addition to her role at HRTV, Amy has worked with all four major networks as a horse racing producer. She is currently on staff for NBC as a producer on all three Triple Crown races since 2001 and as a producer for every Breeders' Cup telecast since 1988 (including five years with ABC/ESPN).

Amy was honored as the 2014 winner of the Old Hilltop Award for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction; as the 2011 winner of the prestigious Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award selected and presented by the owner of Secretariat; and by the California State Legislature as an Outstanding Woman in California Thoroughbred Racing in 2004 which was the first year the state honored such individuals.  She was among the inaugural Thoroughbred Times Women of Influence of Top 25 Women” in 2010, is voting member of the National Racing Museum Hall of Fame, member of the selection committee for the Secretariat Vox Populi Award, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation

She has also produced numerous sporting events outside of horse racing, including a coast-to-coast antique car rallies for ESPN and The History Channel for more than a decade.  One of Amy’s national Emmy Awards came while working as a feature producer for NBC Sports on the network’s gymnastics coverage at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

A member of Santa Anita's staff since 1986, Amy serves as that track's VP- Business Coordination & Director of Broadcasting, concurrent with her position at HRTV, which is headquartered at the Arcadia, California track.  Amy is a graduate from the University of Southern California with degrees in Journalism and History.

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