Title: Chairman, A+E Networks
Education: BA, Theatre University of Buffalo; MA, Theatre & Cinema, Hunter College
Years in Cable: 31
Best Advice: Slow and steady wins the race.
Title: President, A+E Networks
Education: BA Boston University
Number of Yeas in Cable: 15
Best Advice: Who dares… wins.
Not even a “Duck Dynasty” dust-up can keep these two down. With their rise to the top spots of AETN last year, both have kept the momentum rolling. Just look at the list of hits across the portfolio of nets: “Bates Motel,” “Vikings,” “Devious Maids” and, of course, those guys with the beards. Up next for Dubuc will be the relaunch of BIO as FYI as well as a continuing international and digital expansion, while Raven will continue to focus on long-term strategy. Especially nice to see that both play important roles outside the company— Dubuc mentors inner city girls and was honored this year by the March of Dimes; Raven is on the boards of the NAMIC Foundation and CTAM Educational Foundation and serves as vice chairman of the advisory board of the Smithsonian’s National Mu- seum of American History.
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Devious Maids” – it’s high comedy.
John, Paul, George or Ringo? Paul! Who I met when we did McCartney in Red Square & I was definitely star-struck.
Twitter or Instagram? Twitter
My favorite newfound hobby: Cake decorating—but only for special occasions.
One thing I would do all the time if I could: Read on the beach
Favorite Cable Show memory: Launching History
Oscars or Grammys? Oscars
Favorite restaurant: Barbuto downtown for a casual dinner
Favorite vacation spot: Pacific Coast of Costa Rica–incredible sunsets
Beach or mountains? Beach–Nantucket is a fav.
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Man from U.N.C.L.E,” “Mary Tyler Moore Show”
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Brussel sprouts with roasted beets
I watch the majority of programming on this device: iPad on my own and on TV with my family
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “The Good Wife”
Favorite vacation spot: I’ll never tell
Beach or mountains? Beach
Desert island album: Mary J. Blige greatest hits
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Short ribs