Title: EVP, Business Operations & GM, Disney Channels Worldwide
Years in Cable: 16
Education: University of Notre Dame
One Word That Best Describes Me: Curious
Title: EVP, Original Programming & GM, Disney Junior Worldwide
Years in Cable: 15
Education: BA, Magna Cum Laude, Film and Theatre, Hunter College
One Word that Best Describes Me: Short
Disney Junior is growing up to unprecedented success under the guidance of Cocchia and Kanter, who oversaw the launch of new franchise series “The Lion Guard”—already setting network records. Aside from guiding network staples like “Sofia the First” and 2015 Peabody-winning “Doc McStuffins,” Kanter will be introducing a new Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures, and a movie based on the “Fancy Nancy” franchise. Promoted to his post last year, Cocchia continues to excel at determining new business opportunities to grow Disney Channels brands.
If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… “Do You Want to be a Canadian Yet?”
Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Schitt’s Creek” – PopTV
What was your first job? Busboy at the Good Earth Restaurant
“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… What is the Worst that can happen?
What should cable do to improve its image? Eliminate the various charges for boxes, remotes, DVR functionality
My favorite hashtag is: #GoIrish!
Best way to spend a Saturday night: Trying a new restaurant
Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: driverless car
I watch the majority of programming on this device: HD TV Screen
Favorite Podcast: “You Must Remember This”
My favorite newfound hobby: Buying stuff on Amazon Prime
My Starbucks order: Grande Green Ice Tea in a Venti cup, extra ice, unsweetened
Last show I watched: “The Americans” (FX)
Favorite Podcast: “Hamilton,” the Podcast
Virtual reality is: here, now we just have to figure out what to do with it.
Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car
Favorite Podcast: Hamilton, the Podcast
My Starbucks order: Decaf grande extra dry cappuccino, and I do mean EXTRA DRY.