Title: President & GM, BBC America
Years In Cable: 15
Education: University of Warwick, U.K.
One Word that Best Describes Me: Polygraphic
Title: President & GM, IFC
Years in Cable: 18
One Word that Best Describes Me: Hungry
Title: President & GM, WE tv
Years In Cable: 23
Education: BS, Syracuse University
One Word that Best Describes Me: Inventive
IFC, BBC America and WE tv all have distinctive programming voices, but the execs in charge at each network have one element in common: continued growth. Last year, Barnett oversaw the development and production of multiple projects, and in January she greenlit new original series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.” Under Caserta’s leadership, IFC continues to be the home of smart, alternative original comedies. Last year the network grew its core programming with fresh-voiced entries including “Documentary Now!” Meanwhile, WE tv, under Juris, continues to flourish as well. In 2015, the network achieved its fourth consecutive best year ever in prime for both adults and W25-54.
Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Younger” and “Happy Valley”
My first job: Paper girl
Favorite charity event I work with: Planned Parenthood
New favorite binge: “Bojack Horseman”
Favorite Podcast: “Duncan Trussel’s Family Hour”
Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
Favorite charity event: Autism Speaks
Best way to spend a Saturday night: At home with my family watching SNL
New favorite binge: “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” I’m obsessed—just don’t tell me how it ends.
Favorite podcast: “WTF” with Marc Maron
My favorite newfound hobby: Transcendental Meditation