18. Jim Corno
President, Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Years in Cable: 27

Education: High School graduate

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Be willing to start at the bottom.

Corno knows a little something about sports, TV and Chicago. He’s led every regional sports network in the Windy City. And since he counts sports and TV as the most important things in life—aside from family, of course—it’s clear he’s found his calling. Ever the diplomat, this sports executive claims four favorite teams: The Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox and Cubs.

My favorite meal that I can also prepare myself:  Grilled filet mignon
The one topping that should never be put on a hot dog: Mustard

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year has been…
Comcast buying NBC and all that it entails both now and in the future

If I had to pick a personal theme song, it would be…
“We’re All Crazy In Chicago”

My favorite restaurant:

My favorite “going out” town:

Bands I would actually go see live:
  Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts

The top 3 most played selections on my iPod:
“Stuck on You” (Sugarland), “Teenage Daughter” (Martina McBride), “Blue Moon” (The Marcels)

My favorite business and/or motivational book:
 “The Deal from Hell,” by James O’Shea

My favorite sports teams:  Tie: Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox & Cubs

My favorite vacation spot:  The Carolinas

My favorite iPad app: Spider Solitaire

My guilty television pleasure:  Old sitcoms—“The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Odd Couple,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”

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