Michael Bair
Title: President, MSG Media
Number of Years in Cable: Over 20
Education: Penn State University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Your destiny is in your own hands.

Why Him? Under Bair’s leadership, MSG Media received 83 New York Emmy Award nominations and 18 wins in 2013, including one award for collaboration between MSG and sister network Fuse. Bair has overseen tremendous growth in advertising-sales, leading to record revenue for the MSG Media group. He has been an integral part of the transformation of Madison Square Garden, which will start its third and final phase this coming summer, and also guided Fuse through the launch of “Fuse News.”

My New Year’s resolution for 2014 will be: Learn more from people younger than me.
I consider this person my mentor, and here’s why: Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks – Josh is fiercely bright, inspiring, and kind.
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most like to have dinner with: Bill Clinton
If I could tell my 21-year-old self something today, it would be.. “All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”
Favorite business book: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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