BRETT ELDREDGE PRESENTS 2017 CMA MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO NBC TODAY PRODUCER BRITTANY SCHREIBER DURING CMA AWARDS RED CARPET tviegut November 21, 2017 NASHVILLE – Country artist and CMA Board member Brett Eldredge surprised NBC TODAY Music Booking Producer Brittany Schreiber with the 2017 CMA Media Achievement Award during “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” Red Carpet on Nov. 8. TODAY‘s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb congratulated Schreiber on air the following morning, watch the clip at CMAPress.com. “I love working with the entire Country Music community, whether it’s to feature a superstar, introduce a new artist or highlight the city of Nashville itself,” said Schreiber. “I’m so grateful for how quickly I’ve been embraced by this community and I have such a huge appreciation for the Country Music Association for this special recognition.” “Brittany is a true professional whose efforts have significantly impacted the careers of many in the Country genre,” said Amber Williams, CMA Vice President of Communications and Talent Relations. “She is well-respected among voting CMA member publicists for her passion and is very deserving of this honor.” At age nine, Schreiber knew she wanted to work for the TODAY Show. By 2009, that dream became a reality when, right out of college, she landed a role as a NBC Page working with TODAY, Saturday Night Live and Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Just a year later, she secured a staff position with NBC and has since ascended to Music Booking Producer. Throughout her career at NBC, Schreiber has been responsible for booking musical acts within the four hours of TODAY, as well as TODAY’s Citi Concert Series. Not only does she curate a diverse musical lineup appealing to a wide range of fans, she has also significantly expanded NBC’s Country Music bookings to feature both well-established artists in addition to showcasing rising stars within the genre. The CMA Media Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the media as they relate to Country Music. Print and Internet journalists, columnists, authors, and editors; television writers, producers and bookers; and syndicated radio reporters are eligible to win this award. A task force of industry publicists nominates a slate of five candidates for consideration by CMA member publicists. The publicists select the winner, which is presented to the CMA Awards and Recognition Committee and then approved by the CMA Board of Directors. Past winners of the CMA Media Achievement Award include: 1982 Jack Hurst 1983 Neil Hickey 1984 Dolly Carlisle 1985 Red O’Donnell 1986 No Award 1987 David Zimmerman 1988 Robert K. Oermann 1989 Bob Claypool 1990 Dick Heard 1991 No Award 1992 Mark McEwen 1993 Lynn Lester 1994 Judy Massa 1995 Clay Smith 1996 Tisi Aylward 1997 Jay Orr 1998 Chet Flippo 1999 Hazel Smith 2000 Neil Pond 2001 Harry Chapman 2002 Jim Patterson 2003 Denise Quan 2004 Alanna Nash 2005 Mark Bracco 2006 Donna Hughes 2007 Storme Warren 2008 Monica Escobedo 2009 Cynthia Sanz 2010 Beville Darden 2011 Ashley Dvorkin 2012 Jennifer Meyer and Ray Sells 2013 Deborah Evans Price 2014 Chuck Dauphin 2015 Cindy Watts 2016 Beville Dunkerley and Joe Hudak For more information about CMA and the Association’s awards and initiatives, visit our official Web site at CMAworld.com. Press Contacts: Amber Williams, CMA Vice President, Communications & Talent Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Catharine McNelly, CMA Director, Communications email@example.com Brett Eldredge presents Brittany Schreiber with the Media Achievement Award at The 51st Annual CMA Awards, live Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and broadcast on the ABC Television Network.