SVP, Entertainment Marketing and Branding

TBS, TNT and TCM

You could say Melton’s pretty happy in her job, with her list of accomplishments including award-winning work for the launch of “Conan” on TBS and last year’s clever “Dallas” campaign (“Yes, it’s back. And no, you’re not dreaming.”). But all that success doesn’t mean she can’t daydream about swapping jobs with someone for a month. On her list: Betty White, Chelsea Handler and Iron Man. Yes, Iron Man. “He’s got a rapier wit, a stellar assistant, fantastic accessories and Don Cheadle as his bestie,” she says.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is the people I work with every day. They are creative, smart and innovative. They challenge me and our networks to get better and better. Plus, we laugh hard every day.
 
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
The Golden Age of Television Drama is here, and it’s taking place on cable. Our business has fundamentally changed not just because viewers no longer consider broadcast networks to be the best programmers, but also because the creative community—which is the lifeblood of our business—understand that cable is the leader in creating and telling unique, groundbreaking stories.
 
Who would you want to swap jobs with for a month and why?

I would love to swap jobs with Betty White. She’s a smart, incredibly funny woman who has achieved a lifetime of success in an industry that tends to bench women after the age of 40. She has never been better, and she’s old enough to say whatever she wants and get away with it. I live for that day. I also wouldn’t mind swapping jobs with Iron Man. He’s got a rapier wit, a stellar assistant, fantastic accessories and Don Cheadle as his bestie. It would be fun to trade with Chelsea Handler, who has my dream job. She’s successful for being unfiltered, irreverent and bitingly funny, as well as for skewering pseudo celebrities. Plus she has Chuy Bravo.

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