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Sue Linda Steinberg

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Sue Linda Steinberg
Born (1951-05-13) May 13, 1951 (age 70)
Stroudsburg, PA
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationChapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (formerly Chapel Hill School for Girls
University of Wisconsin-Madison
💼 Occupation
Media Consultant
📆 Years active  1974-present
🏡 Home townNew York City

Sue Linda Steinberg (born May 13, 1951) is best known as media consultant and co-founder of MTV.[1]

Early life[edit]

She was born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to Rose Ann & Jules A. Steinberg and she was raised in the Pocono Mountains. She attended Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall (formerly Chapel Hill School for Girls) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison where in 1974 she was awarded a BA in Journalism.[2] She also completed additional studies at Columbia University Film School and the School of Environmental and Architectural Design, UCLA.


She moved to New York after college and started her career at Seventeen Magazine. She went on to work in the music business and then ultimately television. She started out at Nickelodeon then MTV.[3][4][5] After MTV, where she served as the first Executive Producer and Co-founder of the Network, she moved on to Vestron where she was Vice President of film, music and children’s program acquisitions.[6] She moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and worked for Guber-Peters Television, which later became Guber-Peters SONY.[7] She developed series, TV Movies & Mini-series[8] for networks garnering three Emmy Awards.[9] She became the Executive Producer of “The Ultimate Challenge”, a primetime series for Fox Network.

In the 1990s she joined the North American glass and curtain wall architectural products company, Oldcastle Glass and became Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Creative Services Oldcastle Building Envelope. An architectural products company where she was in charge of PR, Advertising Agency search & liaison overseeing the creation of the website, all collateral materials and worked on the creation of a line of decorative architectural glass “Montage”.[10]

She contributed to a book called “Building Security Handbook For Architectural Planning And Design”[11]

She is currently a media consultant in publishing, art and TV.

Fund raising[edit]

She has raised funds for education, health and welfare of underserved children both domestically and globally. She currently works with New York inner-city children through various schools and programs. She has also been an invited public speaker on career opportunities and her career path at her alma mater the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[12]

Personal life[edit]

She lives in New York City.


  1. "Sue Steinberg on the foundation of MTV". John Roach, Big Ten Network. Retrieved June 27 2018
  2. "Journalism school to honor alumni communicators". University of Wisconsin. March 15 2010. Retrieved October 1 2018
  3. "Birth of an MTV Nation". Sam Anson, Vanity Fair. November 2000.Retrieved June 27 2018
  4. "MTV Launch".
  5. R. Serge Denisoff. Inside MTV. Transaction Publishers, (New Brunswick & London) 1989. Pps 38,47,50,97,122,314
  6. "Vestron VP of film, music and children's program acquisitions". Billboard. February 13 1982
  7. "Inside MTV". Rolling Stone. December 8 1983
  8. "ABC Afterschool Specials". IMDb. Retrieved October 1 2018
  9. "Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved October 1 2018
  10. "Oldcastle Glass Company". Glass.com. Retrieved November 27 2018
  11. Barbara Nadel FAIA, Sue Steinberg. Building Security Handbook For Architectural Planning And Design. McGraw Hill (New York). Pps 1.36, Cpt.29.1-29.18
  12. "Does the press still care about women's rights". Ethics. January 18 2010

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