Bill has received the following recognition for his business and pro-social leadership:

On September 21st 2011, Bill received the Honorary Degree: Litterarum Humanarum Doctor at Westminster College when he also delivered the The John Findlay Green Lecture where Winston Churchill coined the phrase ‘The Iron Curtain’ in 1946

On May 13 2011, Bill received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at St. Thomas Aquinas College’s 54th Commencement.

2017: An MTV Chief, a General, and President Are Among the New Churchill Fellows

Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV chair person and CEO William Roedy, have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

2015: Cable Hall of Fame

the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame is widely accepted within the broadcast industry as the gold standard – it is the highest award of its kind to be bestowed upon the pioneers, visionaries and stars of the electronic arts.

2012: Chello Humanitarian Award, Lessons for Life Foundation

The fifth annual London Ball took place at the Savoy with 306 guests in attendance who raised a phenomenal £450,000! The Lessons for Life Humanitarian award was awarded to Bill Roedy for his work for AIDS awareness. The award was presented by Mike Fries.

2011: Cinema for Peace Awards

Presented during the Berlin Film Festival, for fighting HIV/AIDS through the Staying Alive Campaign by Lupita Nyong’o of the series Shuga.

2011: Induction into Cable TV Pioneers

Founded in 1966 on the principle of preserving and celebrating the industry's entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. To be a Cable TV Pioneer, you must have a minimum of 20 years of direct involvement in the cable industry and during those years have made a meaningful contribution in building the industry.

2010: ICRW Innovation Award

Presented by Geeta Rao Gupta, ICRW President, in conjunction with 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, for his leadership of the Staying Alive HIV/AIDS public education campaign and its impact on young people.

2009: UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award

United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Citizen of the Year Award, presented by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his work in HIV/AIDS and for addressing key issues that affect young people around the world.

2008: Doctors of the World Health and Human Rights Leadership Award

In recognition of his extraordinary leadership in the cause of health and human rights, presented by Kelly Rowland.

2008: Cable Positive’s Joel A. Berger Award

The cable industry’s AIDS action organisation, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS, presented by Wyclef Jean.

2007: AmFAR’s Award of Courage

Presented by Beyoncé Knowles.

2006: New York AIDS Film Festival Award

On December 1st 2006, The New York AIDS Festival hosted an Opening Night Red Ball Gala at the New York Public Library. Hosted by Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry, the Gala honored the efforts of noted HIV/AIDS activists, advocates and decision-makers, including Bill Roedy.

2005: YouthAIDS

Family Health International, and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in recognition of his services to HIV/AIDS awareness

2004: International Emmy Founders Award

International Emmy Founders Award for revolutionising music on television and supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS around the world, presented by Lenny Kravitz to Bill Roedy.

2003: Midem’s “Person of the Year”

Midem’s “Person of the Year” in Cannes for his services to global music

2002: Award for Individual Business Leadership

Award for Individual Business Leadership as Chairman of the Global Business Coalition, an honour bestowed by US President Bill Clinton.