Title: President, E! Entertainment
Years in Cable: 10
Education: BA, Northwestern; MS, USC
Best Advice: Just because it’s how it has always worked in the past doesn’t make it right.
Title: President, Esquire Network
Years in Cable: 15
Education: BA, Communications
Best Advice: STAY CURIOUS.
These two execs always find ways to innovate. For Kolb, that includes rolling out E!’s first-ever scripted series next year. For Stotsky, it’s an entirely new network based on a well-established brand from print. Both are seasoned TV execs who are finding ratings growth as they experiment. Outside of work, Stotsky spends a lot of time on vision. Literally. He has an eyeglass collection that counts at least 45 pairs and dates back to junior high. Kolb can be found chasing around her 3-year-old daughter when she’s not busy volunteering. She serves on the board of the Make a Wish Foundation.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: Increasingly iPad but still on TV
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Downton Abbey”
John, Paul, George or Ringo? Paul
Cable exec I’d least like to see twerking: I’d really like to erase the term from the atmosphere
One thing I would do all the time if I could: Watch TV
Oscars or Grammys? Vote for the Oscars, Attend the Grammy’s
Beach or mountains? Morning at the beach, afternoon in the mountains
Alec Baldwin… NY or LA? LA
Who’s on deck for the next celebrity meltdown? Anyone currently on the Disney Channel
Who’s on tap for the next big comeback? Amanda Bynes
Favorite TV show as a kid? “Little House on the Prairie,” “Dukes of Hazzard,” “Eight is Enough,” “Charlie’s Angels”… So hard to chose.
The last time I had a good laugh: This morning, when my preschool daughter asked me why the radio is always singing about their broken heart on the radio. “Why don’t they go see a doctor?”
The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day I… jump for joy.
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in? “Mad Men”
Frank Underwood or Nick Brody? Frank Underwood
One thing I would do all the time if I could: Be with my two sons
Favorite Restaurant: LA: Osteria Mozza; NYC: Gramercy Tavern
Desert island album? Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.