Brian Monihan

Title: President & GM, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Years in Cable: 16 in cable, 33 in television

Education: Dual degrees in Communications and History, Boston College; completed graduate coursework at the University of Michigan Business School.

One Word that Best Describes Me: Facilitator

Monihan recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of rebranding and relaunching the Comcast Network with the premiere of “Breakfast on Broad,” Philadelphia’s new morning sports, news, and talk program. The highly interactive show is the first of its kind in Philly and across the NBC Regional Sports Networks. Active in the local community, Monihan won the 2011 Face Off for a Cure MVP from Autism Speaks and the National Hockey League.

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Enhanced streaming opportunities

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Men in Blazers”

What was your first job? Dishwasher at a small restaurant

Favorite charity event you work with: Special Olympics Spring Games

What should cable do to improve its image? Keep focus on improved customer service

Best way to spend a Saturday night: Watching sports

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Any TV nearby

My personal theme song is: Anything by Bruce Springsteen

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: Comcast’s X1 Platform

Favorite vacation spot: Outer Banks

If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… Bad Cupcake Wars

What was the last costume that you wore and why? Alien – Halloween of course!

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