Media: GORDON ROBERTSON
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK, VIRGINIA BEACH
Robertson grew up with the Christian Broadcasting Network. His father, TV evangelist Pat Robertson, founded the network in 1960 and was its CEO for nearly 50 years.
Gordon Robertson did not immediately join his father’s business. Instead, he graduated from Yale University, then received his law degree from Washington and Lee University.
He had been a practicing attorney for 10 years in Norfolk when he suddenly had “a profound encounter with the Lord,” according to his official bio. So, he left his practice, joined CBN and moved to the Philippines, spending the next five years expanding the network and founded the Asian Center for Missions.
He returned to the U.S. in 1999 and continued working with the network. In 2007, Pat Robertson announced that his son would take over as CBN’s CEO. The younger Robertson now co-hosts its popular, long-running TV show “The 700 Club,” which includes a mix of news, testimonials, music and Christian ministry. He also produces the show, and its spinoff, “700 Club Interactive,” which airs online.
Robertson has produced several Christian documentaries and is the executive producer of “Superbook,” an anime TV series based on Bible stories.