CableFAX 100: A User’s Guide

As always we’ve added several wrinkles to the 100 this year.

Social Media Quotient: We asked the 100 to rate themselves, from 1 to 10, on their proficiency and use of social media; 1= a novice, 10 = obsessed.

Online: As in year’s past, a * next to an executive’s name indicates their full answers to our questions are available at:

Numbers: We did not include a person’s ’08 rank in their profile. Those rankings can be found in the Index.

Age: A sticky question for many. Most of the 100 submitted their age or sent a humorous reply. We guessed at others and hoped not to offend.

Comcast-NBCU: As we went to press the deal had not been finalized, and while there’s a chance it won’t be, it looked increasingly like it would.

Thank you for spending some time with the 2009 edition of The CableFAX 100.

Seth Arenstein

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Above It All

Paul Allen
Gregory Q. Brown
Phillipe Dauman
Charles and James Dolan
James Dolan
John Hendricks
Bob Iger
James Cox Kennedy
Greg Maffei
Dr. John Malone
Les Moonves
Rupert Murdoch
Brian Roberts
Jeff Zucker

The CableFAX 100
     1. Britt’s Bitts
         Glenn Britt
     2. NBurkeCu
         Steve Burke
     3. Misters Everywhere
         Phil Kent and Andy Heller
     4. The Coxswain
         Pat Esser
     5. Same Ole Successful Ballgame
         George Bodenheimer, Anne Sweeney
     6. Son of Anarchy
         Tony Vinciquerra
     7. Zazlavian Response
         David Zaslav
     8. Hall Monitor
         Tom Rutledge
     9. Able Hands Full
         Jeff Gaspin
   10. A Royal Pain for Competitors
        Bonnie Hammer
  11.  MTVN Harvest
        Judy McGrath
  12.  Let George Do It
        Steve Koonin
  13. Ready for Round Two
        Rocco Commiso
  14. Mr. President?
        Roger Ailes
  15. Lifetimer
        Abbe Raven
  16.  Encourage Your Enthusiasm
        Richard Plepler, Michael Lombardo and Sue Naegle
  17.  Good Nights, Nurse
        Matt Blank and Rober Greenblatt
  18.  Bonded Insurance
        Madison Bond
  19.  Wild Not Crazy
        Richard Battista and Mike Hopkins
  20.  Games(wo)manship
        Lauren Zalaznick
  21. Staff Ace
        Sean Bratches
  22. Betting Overseas
        Debra Lee
  23. Let It Shine
        Bob Miron, Nomi Bergman and Steve Miron
  24. Tea Drinker
        Kyle McSlarrow
  25. Vance-(NBC)U-ver
        Bridget Baker
  26. Charting a New Course
        Neil Smit
  27. Partying Down
        Robert Clasen and Bill Myers
  28. Wizards of Burbank
        Gary Marsh and Rich Ross
  29. Three-peat?
       Ed Carroll, Josh Sapan and Charles Collier
  30. Cardinal Rules
        Jerry Kent
  31. Sons and Sunny
       John Landgraf
  32. Family Time
       Cyma Zarghami
33. Project New Way
       Andrea Wong
  34. Cohen Zone
       David Cohen
  35. The Closer
        Melinda Witmer
  36. Dapper Joe and Good Bill Hunting
        Joe Abruzzese and Bill Goodwyn
  37. Spartan Warrior
        Dave Cassaro
  38. Pairing Up for Profits
        Michael Willner and Dinni Jain
  39. Comedic Duo
        Doug Herzog
  40. In-Vince-able
        Vince McMahon
  41. Answer Man
        Bill Abbott
  42. The Maverick
        Mark Cuban
  43. First Lady
        Colleen Abdoulah
  44. Smart Start
        Peter Stern
  45. Shake and Bake
        Ted Harbert and Jeff Shell
  46. He’s Cookin’
        John Lansing
  47. Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside
        Bill Bresnan and Jeffery DeMond
  48. The AppMan
       Tony Werner
  49. Fraternal-Lee
        Paul Lee
  50. Numbers Man
        Michael Angelakis
  51. C-Suite Spot
        Landel Hobbs and Rob Marcus
  52. Advanced Services and Servicing
        Bob Wilson
  53. Food Maestro
        Brooke Johnson
  54. Brand New
        Bob Debitetto and Nancy Dubuc
  55. Real GM of NY
        Frances Berwick
  56. Non-Fiction Dean
        John Ford
  57. The Fixer
        Eileen O’Neill
  58. Doing Drama (and Comedy) Wright
        Michael Wright
  59. Bucks from Brands
        David Preschlack
  60. The Negotiator
        Lynne Costantini
  61. Full Court Press
        David Levy
  62. Top Story
        Jim Walton
  63. Monster Showing
        Marjorie Kaplan
  64. Grand Old Ivy
        Mac Budill
  65. Movin’ On Up
        Phil Griffin
  66. Messaging with Heart
        Joe Rooney
  67. Margin Man
        Mark Hollinger
  68. Hi-Fi Syfy
        Dave Howe
  69. Tenacious QB
        Steve Bornstein
  70. Catch a Waive
        Tom Might
  71. Wide World of Sports
        John Skipper
  72. Customer First
        Sam Howe
  73. Wild Man
       Steve Schiffman
  74. Planet Sleuths
        Henry Schleiff and Laura Michalchyshyn
  75. Let’s Make a Deal
        Brian Deevy
  76. The Rapids
        David Verklin
  77. Gifted
        Robert Kennedy and Susan Swain
  78.  Premium Fare
        Denise Denson
  79.  Uva-Achiever
         Joe Uva
  80.  ¡Muy Bien!
         Tania O’Connor
  81.  Watson, the Watchman
        David Watson
  82.  Transitioning
        Garth Ancier
  83.  Quad-Play Quarterback
        David Juliano
  84.  The Audience Locator
         Kim Martin
  85.  Canoe Crew
        Joan Gilman
  86.  Mr. Personality
        Johnathan Rodgers
  87.  Online Adventurer
         Amy Banse
  88.  Independent Thinker
        Evan Shapiro
  89.  Odd Couple
        Ryan O’Hara and Jon Feltheimer
  90.  OWNing It
        Christina Norman
  91. Ahn-forgettable
        Henry Ahn
  92. The Negotiator
        David Zagin
  93. Making a Racket
        Ken Solomon
  94. Fresh Airing
        Jason Klarman
  95. Global Citizen
        Patrick Younge
  96. Rose-n-Cavalier
        Bob Rose
  97. Potent Pair
        Jamie Davis and Marc Fein
  98. Mountain Mover
        Randy Brown
  99. Oh, What A…
       Brad Knight
100. Sporting Life
       Mark Kang

The Regional 35
1. Randy Freer
2. Jon Litner
3. Tracy Dolgin, Ray Hopkins
4. Mark Silverman
5. Steve Raab
6. Steven White
7. Howard Szarfarc
8. Terry O’Connell
9. Amy Smith
10. Patrick Knorr
11. Barry Rosenblum
12. Fred Lutz
13. Stephen Pagano
14. Carol Hevey
15. Mike Bair
16. Josh Jamison
17. Rebecca Schulte
18. Jim Samaha
19. Jim Liberatore
20. Bill Goetz
21. Fred Graffam
22. Steve Hackley
23. Doug Guthrie
24. Jacqueline Vines
25. Peter Marsh
26. Elaine Barden
27. Robert Fouss
28. J.D. Myers II
29. Christine Pantoya
30. Steve Friedman, Jim Bruder
31. Bill Severn
32. Jim Gleason
33. Kathryn Falk

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