Abbe Raven

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.

Nancy Dubuc

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

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