Doug Herzog

Title: President, Viacom Entertainment Group
Years in Cable: 31
Education: Emerson College
Best Advice: Nobody knows anything.

Michele Ganeless

Title: President, Comedy Central
Years in Cable: 24
Education: BS, Northwestern
Best Advice: Always assume positive intent.

Herzog’s roots will always be at Comedy Central, but this top exec now also oversees growing nets Spike and TV Land, whose “Hot in Cleveland” continues to reinvigorate Betty White’s red-hot career. Meanwhile, Comedy’s brand-new iPhone and iPad app includes full episodes from the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report.” Ganeless is also amping up things at online site CC: Stand-Up Direct, recently offering the “Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide” special for download a week before the special aired on the network. These are a couple of dynamos—and that’s no joke.


I watch the majority of programming on this device: Television

TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Top Chef”

Twitter or Instagram? Instagram

Favorite Cable Show memory: Attending the rally to restore sanity.

Beach or mountains? Beach


I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV in my bedroom

TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Saturday Night Live”

Twitter or Instagram? Instagram

My favorite newfound hobby: Following Premier League Football

One thing I would do all the time if I could: Crate-digging for vinyl

My ideal celebrity partner on Dancing with the Stars: Rita Moreno/ Anne-Margret

Beach or mountains? Beach

Desert island album: Blood On the Tracks

My favorite business/motivational book: Moneyball

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