John S. Hendricks is the founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, the world's leading nonfiction media company. He created Discovery Channel in 1985 as the first cable network in the United States to provide high-quality documentary programming. A visionary in the media industry, Hendricks has been honored with a Primetime Emmy Award and with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ highest honor, the Governors Award, for conceiving the TLC series, Great Books.
Previously, Hendricks founded and served as president of the American Association of University Consultants. He holds a bachelor’s in history and an honorary doctorate from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.