6. Steve Raab
President, SportsNet New York
Years in Cable: 11
Education: BA, Brown; MBA, Harvard
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Find something you really enjoy doing.
Beyond renewing commitments with SNY’s original partners—the N.Y. Jets, the N.Y. Mets and the Big East Conference—Raab has ramped up the coverage of its newest player, the UConn Huskies, with a second feed dedicated to the Connecticut team and plan to go hyper-local with feeds from other local colleges and universities. Continued areas of growth include digital, original programming and community-driven, charitable enterprises such as the Play Ball! youth baseball program. To his own children, he passes on wise words about achieving success: “My kids are only 6s and 4, so we don’t go any deeper than ‘Try hard, have fun, don’t lie, and don’t hit other kids,” he says. “Wait… that feels like the kid version of some work discussions.”