SVP, Operations, CMT
CMT’s most senior female executive, Norman’s role at the network continues to expand. She oversees day-to-day operations and business objectives, and also manages CMT’s digital and social teams, which have experienced an 11 percent uptick this year. Norman is an invaluable leader, as well, as the network looks to expand its fan base through its four lanes of programming: music, unscripted, docs and scripted, including the upcoming January season and network premiere of “Nashville,” and eight-part series “Million Dollar Quartet” that profiles the birth of rock n roll. “Nashville” showcases “strong women in varying stages of their careers and life,” she says. “It’s so refreshing to see a show where women challenge the established boys club and win.”
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Invest more time in your girlfriends, and less in the boyfriends. The girls will be there throughout your life!
Which current programming best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
The series “Nashville” showcases strong women in varying stages of their careers and life. It’s so refreshing to see a show where women challenge the established boys club and win.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
For me personally, when CMT saved “Nashville”! It really solidifies our commitment to quality scripted programming, and makes so much sense for our brand. We look forward to bringing this show home to CMT.