Tracy Dolgin
Title: President/CEO, YES Network
Number of Years in Cable: 17
Education: Undergraduate, Cornell; MBA, Stanford
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Stay at home!

Ray Hopkins
Title: COO, YES Network
Number of Years in Cable: 26
Education: Undergraduate, Gettysburg College; Executive Education Program for Senior Executives, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Stay humble.

Why Them? 2012 ended on a high note for Dolgin and Hopkins with the sale of 49% of YES to News Corp. While Dolgin may come at the business as a marketer and Hopkins with a sales perspective, both are knowledgeable about every corner of the business. Despite changes in ownership, the company is moving full-speed ahead, particularly when it comes to new technology. For example, YES now offers second-screen applications accompanying both its Yankees and Brooklyn Nets telecasts. TV Everywhere models are on the radar too as the duo looks at launching a YES national feed to cable operators across the country.


Apple or Samsung? Apple

Beatles or The Rolling Stones? The Rolling Stones

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… on the golf course.

My peers would be surprised to learn that I am a Deadhead.

I consider this person my mentor, and here’’s why: Frank O’Connell, my first boss in the media business, at HBO. He taught me everything I know.


Apple or Samsung: Apple

Beatles or Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones

The one thing I’’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Not go to an all-boys high school.

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… hopefully on the golf course.

Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer

Favorite decade? ’80s

I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV

My favorite Cable Show memory: My first day in cable was the NCTA Show in Dallas, and I was star-struck over the glitz and glamour of the programmers’ booths.

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