Title: President, SNY
Number of Years in Cable: 14
Education: BA, Brown University; MBA, Harvard Business School
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Make sure you do something you enjoy.
Why Him? Ratings continue to grow as day-to-day operations for SNY’s New York Mets, Jets, Big East Conference, UConn Huskies football & Men’s and Women’s basketball programming all remain in Raab’s capable hands. And he continues to invest more in new shows. For example, this spring, SNY significantly expanded its all-inclusive New York Mets programming lineup with the additions of “Mets First Pitch” presented by Cadillac, and “Mets Insider” presented by W.B. Mason. Elevating the SNY web site is a continued goal for Raab, as well as redefining the net’s collegiate football and basketball strategy.
Apple or Samsung? Apple
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Stones – a friend who knows music told me the Beatles really weren’t good musicians.
Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer (marginally), but I really go full bore on the entrée.
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Organizational Behavior (it was the easiest).
Favorite decade? ’80s – lots of free time, a little money, no real responsibility and a driver’s license.
I consider this person my mentor, and here’s why: My Dad. Still happily practicing medicine at age 80 and doing it well.
Favorite airport? Westchester County Airport. Small, close to home, no traffic, decent range of flights. What else could one want?
Celebrity, sports figure or politician II’d most NOT want to have dinner with? Rush Limbaugh, doing his part to dumb down and deceive America (and I don’t align myself with a political party).
The biggest lesson I learned from my kid(s) this year was If you relentlessly press for a dog, you will ultimately succeed.