David Kenny
Title: Chairman & CEO, The Weather Company
Years in Cable: 3
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School

Sandy Wax
Title: President, Sprout
Years in Cable: 20+
Education: MBA, Loyola Marymount

Mark Hoffman
Title: President, CNBC
Years in Cable: 15
Education: BA, UC Berkeley; MA, University of Missouri

As a whole, what these three execs bring to the executive table is greater than the sum of their individual contributions. At the Weather Channel, owned by a consortium of NBCU, The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, Kenny launched AMHQ, a new morning show with Sam Champion. Meanwhile, Wax continues to lead Sprout’s transition from a library channel to an originals-driven network, with an emphasis on high-quality animation. Finally, Hoffman’s launching of reality TV during primetime hours has not been unnoticed by other news networks that have gone on to experiment with similar concepts. 

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