Up and Aspire
Chesloff oversees the recently rebranded Up Network’s most ambitious original programming slate in its eight-year history. She also helped launch and program Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network. The 30-year TV industry vet started as an accounting major at the University of Miami until her college roommate, Susan Brooks, currently general counsel and EVP of business affairs for Fishbowl Media, said she was too outgoing to be an accountant. The next thing she knew, she was interning at WTVJ in Miami. How does she define workplace success? “When you have the luxury of going to work each day and it doesn’t feel like work,” she says.