Name: Judy McGrath
Title: President/CEO, MTVN

Name: Doug Herzog
Title: President, MTVN Entertainment Group
Age: 48
Years in Industry: “More than you.”
Years left in Industry: “More than you.”

 

Why Them? Despite restructuring challenges, music television muse McGrath remains undaunted in her drive to foster fresh thinking at 1515 Broadway, while at the same time driving hard to produce profits across multiple platforms. The shuffling of MTVN properties and personnel continued in ‘07, but so too did the onslaught of creative ways to expand its core properties, including the launch of some 25 Web sites devoted to specific shows like Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Nick’s “iCarly,” and MTV’s “Engaged and Underage.” Herzog—along with newly promoted Comedy Central president Michelle Ganeless—is also pushing hard to take MTVN entertainment to new territories. He helped orchestrate the recent deal to bring “South Park”-related content across the Web and mobile platforms.  CAO

 

Doug Herzog
I knew the cable industry was for me when: I saw “The Harder They Come” on NightFlight
Defining career moment: “Choosing Emerson College.”
Biggest cable surprise of 2007: “Ice Road Truckers”
In my free time, I like to: “Bike”
My most embarrassing cable moment was: “A show on MTV called ‘Catwalk’.”
Favorite restaurant: “Any restaurant on a Saturday night with my wife.”
Favorite city: “New York”
Favorite line from a movie or TV show: “Norton… We’re going bowling… but we’re NOT going bowling” – “The Honeymooners”
Three things I would take with me to a desert island: “My family, my ipod, and my laptop.”
Favorite TV show: “Weeds”
Favorite movie: Godfather
Favorite sports team: “Yankees”
Favorite piece of tech: “iPod”
The three most played songs on my iPod are: “I Want You Back” – Jackson 5; “Tangled Up In Blue” – Bob Dylan; “Young American” – David Bowie
My perfect vacation goes like this: “Beach, a good book, my family, more beach.”


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