EVP, Programming Up and Aspire

Chesloff oversees the recently rebranded Up Network’s most ambitious original programming slate in its eight-year history. She also helped launch and program Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network. The 30-year TV industry vet started as an accounting major at the University of Miami until her college roommate, Susan Brooks, currently general counsel and EVP of business affairs for Fishbowl Media, said she was too outgoing to be an accountant. The next thing she knew, she was interning at WTVJ in Miami. How does she define workplace success? “When you have the luxury of going to work each day and it doesn’t feel like work,” she says.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Being in television…it’s fun every day! I have been in this business for over 30 years and am as passionate now about television as I was in the beginning. At Up we are touching people’s lives with our positive, inspiring and uplifting family programming.
How do you define success in the workplace?
Success is when you have the luxury of going to work each day and it doesn’t feel like work because you have passion for, and belief in, what you are doing.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

Don’t put your personal life on hold to climb the ladder. I have had incredible adventures, made remarkable friends and lived in wonderful cities all while working and living my life. Have fun at everything you do at work and at home. Work hard and play harder.

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