Title: Pres/GM, TLC
Age: Younger than my twin
Why Her? One of cable’s lowest-key but most effective execs, hard-working O’Neill left Planet Green shortly after launching it with Leonardo DiCaprio, Emeril, Tommy Lee and Adrian Grenier to assume the TLC post. Now, the Discovery vet (she started as an unpaid intern) has the Herculean tasks of redefining TLC and improving ratings. So far, so good. Buoyed by top-rated reality series Jon & Kate Plus Eight, TLC posted in Oct its highest Mon-night delivery since Sept ’03 for total viewers (2.3mln), HHs (1.8mln), women 25-54 (919K) and women 18-49 (977K).
Worth Watching: Whether O’Neill can revive TLC, an established net that lacks Planet Green’s freshness and a standout series.
The Year Ahead:
Tough time for a channel resuscitation.
Green Wish for Cable: Everyone gets CableFAX on email
Should Dodgers Re-Sign Manny Ramirez? Hell, yes
Favorite Food: Grilled cheese
Favorite Restaurant: Jakes of Lewis, DE
Drink of Choice: Sprite Zero
Last Book Read: Valerie Bertinelli
Fave Show Not on TLC: Dexter
Worst Part of My Job: Traveling
Cable’s Biggest Challenge: The economy
Best Business Advice Received: Don’t become a waitress
My Company Is Preparing For The Future By: Investing in content
Favorite Word: Sextuplets, twins is second favorite
Least Favorite Word: Nice
Trait I Most Admire in People: Competitiveness
Sports Teams: Dodgers and Patriots