Media Executive
Lee Gabler

Lee Gabler was Co-Chairman and Partner of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and oversaw management of the Television and Marketing Divisions from 1995-2007.  CAA’s television business included:  prime-time, late night, syndication, Saturday morning, movies-of-the-week and cable programming.  Gabler also represented many of the most influential creators in prime-time television and has been instrumental in pioneering new ways for advertisers and programmers to work together.

Gabler has been listed as one of the most influential people in the television business by both the Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly.

A native New Yorker, Gabler began his career over 40 years ago in the mailroom of Ashley Steiner Famous Artists in New York, which later became International Creative Management (ICM), where he became an agent in 1964.  He was promoted to Vice President four years later.  In 1970, Gabler transferred to ICM in California where he worked as Executive Vice President and head of worldwide television.  He joined CAA in 1983.

Gabler served on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Television & Radio, and currently serves on the Board of Councilors at the USC School of Cinema – Television, the Board of Directors at the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Board of Governors for the USO.  From 1994-1997, he was Vice President of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.  He is a former member of the Board of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Gabler lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife Elizabeth, who is President of Fox 2000.