The Cure Alliance
The Cure Alliance
Shelley Ross is president of The Cure Alliance, a non-profit group of top scientists, medical researchers, surgeons and innovators, plus those who support their efforts to end suffering by developing cures for chronic, debilitating and fatal diseases. Their number one goal is to identify and tear down barriers to help accelerate their successes in the laboratory to the patient’s bedside.
Ross is best known for her 17 years at ABC News where she was awarded three Emmys, a Peabody award and more. As executive producer, Ross teamed Charles Gibson with Diane Sawyer and transformed Good Morning America into a 24/7 news operation, increasing income revenue and ratings. At CBS News, she relaunched The Early Show, achieving ratings not again matched by her successors.
Ross created many memorable and highly rated TV events beginning with the first ever interview with Charles Manson which more than tripled the ratings for NBC’s Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder. More recently, she launched Nik Wallenda’s historic walk across Niagara Falls (which was the top-rated broadcast on any network in six years) and was a member of the executive producing team for the Discovery Channel, “Skywalk,” which garnered a record 20 million viewers. Ross also exec prod. the top rated David Blaine’s “Drowned Alive” for ABC. In all, she has produced over 3500 hours of live television for the three major broadcast networks.
In 2012 Ross discovered and helped launch ThePianoGuys whose YouTube channel now has over 1 billion views and 5 million subscribers. The classical/pop group has 5 CDs on Sony Masterworks and has sold out concert halls around the world. Ross produced and directed their successful PBS special, “The Piano Guys Live at Red Butte.”
She is also a cancer survivor and a fierce patient advocate.