Michele Ganeless

Title: President, Comedy Central

Years in Cable: 25

Education: BS, Northwestern University


A year after Trevor Noah slid into the chair that used to belong to Jon Stewart, Comedy Central is keeping the funny coming under Ganeless’ forward-looking watch. In fact, the network put on its first-ever Upfront this spring, pitching its younger-skewing audience attracted to series like “Tosh.0” and “Drunk History” and new digital offshoots, like a slate of short-form programs for Snapchat. Additional new programs include two Kevin Hart specials, and comedy competition series “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.”


Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Veep”

Favorite charity event you work with: The Posse Foundation

What was the last costume that you wore and why? Professor McGonogal, to trick or treat with my daughter, dressed as Hermione

New favorite binge: “An Honorable Woman”

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Apple TV

The Daily



Cedar Fair named Louis Carr , pres of media sales for BET Networks

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up