Title: Chairman/CEO, Fox Networks Group
Age: Old enough to know better
Education: BA, SUNY at Albany
Social Media Quotient: 5
Why Him? The addition of Fox Broadcasting programming to Tony V’s responsibilities in March doesn’t add juice to his qualifications for our cable-only list, yet his bulging portfolio impresses regardless. Besides Fox broadcasting, the low-key Vinciquerra oversees 36 domestic cable nets and 170 international channels, reaching 350+mln subs in 32 languages, numbers that rival any exec in the business. Also impressive: cable nets’ 1Q operating income jumping 41% YOY to $495mln.
All in the Family Moment: Foxies had to chuckle when Michael J. Fox received an Emmy in ’09 for appearances on FX’s Rescue Me.
Rupert Murdoch lauded Vinciquerra’s work in Q1, saying cable contributes roughly half of News’ operating income. ’10 will be a year "of stability," Murdoch believes.
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Restaurant: In and Out Burger
Favorite iPhone/Blackberry App: Shazam
Traits I Most Admire in People: Honesty and objectivity
In 2010, the Economy Will: Stabilize and begin a slow recovery.
Favorite Part of My Job: Watching people get better at their job.