EVP, Distribution Sales and Marketing, TVGN

Abernethy has helped TVGN make the shift from a channel with scrolling TV listings to a full-screen entertainment hub across the bulk of its 80 million households. With CBS taking a 50-50 stake in the channel this year, she’ll be working with the new parent to further carriage negotiations and go full-screen in more markets. Who would she swap jobs with for a month? “Tina Fey… enough said.”

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Having a direct impact on the fabric of a network as it rebrands itself all while working with fun, smart people.
 
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
TV Everywhere and how those rights play within the changing distributor landscape.
 
How do you define success in the workplace?
Being able to reflect on your efforts and seeing the tangible change you created.
 
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Be in the moment.
 
Who would you want to swap jobs with for a month and why?
Tina Fey….enough said.

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