Michele Ganeless
Title: President, Comedy Central
Years in Cable: 24
Education: BS, Northwestern University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Assume positive intent.

The earlier loss of John Oliver to HBO and later this year the departure of Jon Stewart from “The Daily Show” are blows to be sure, but Ganeless is known for bouncing back and staying ahead of trends. She really hit it out of the park when the Comedy Central TV Everywhere App as it shattered download expectations at launch last spring. Comedy Central is the only comedy brand to partner with SnapChat, but the love of channel’s social media is also reflected in one of its newest late-night shows, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick.” And while news that Trevor Noah would take over “The Daily Show” included some controversy, Ganeless continues to make moves that secure this net’s place in the pop-culture lexicon.
I watch most programming on this device: Apple TV
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram
The awards show the industry needs right now is… Less award shows.
Desert island album: Any Elvis Costello album

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