Title: President, E! Entertainment
Years in Cable: 7
Education: BA, Northwestern U; MS, USC
Best Advice: Do unto others…
Why Her? With her promotion from head of marketing, news & online for E! and Style Network, Kolb is keeping busy in the corner office. This year she successfully unified and expanded news entities E! News, E! Online and E! News Now.
Soupy Sales: While E! is identified with shows like “The Soup,” “Chelsea Lately” and the Kardashians franchise, Kolb believes there’s room for scripted series alongside the network’s celebrity-focused fare.
Year Ahead: Kolb is spearheading the network’s brand audit, to be completed by year-end 2012; while keeping E! viewers attentive with returning and newly launched programming. The latter includes Kardashian reality show “Khloe & Lamar” (already renewed for a second and third season), “The Dance Scene,” “Ice Loves Coco” (with Ice-T) and “After Lately,” a second Chelsea Handler vehicle.
One thing I tell my kids about success in life: Given the age of my daughter, I think potty training is vital to success.
Worst thing I’ve heard in a meeting: “Your opinion doesn’t matter.”
Best technique for deterring time-wasting office visits from co-workers: I have great co-workers I always want to see.
Favorite Starbucks order: Venti Skim Latte with Splenda
Acts I would see live: U2, My Chemical Romance, Lady Gaga (many others)
Favorite sports teams: Yankees/Redskins
Guilty TV pleasure: “Dancing with the Stars”
What puzzles me most about Millennials: They grew up with everyone getting a trophy on the soccer field even if their team lost.
What I admire most about Millennials: Confidence
How many companies have you worked for since college? 4 ?