Christopher Ruddy

Years at Current Organization: 23 (Founded the company in 1998)

First Job in the Industry: New York Post

What does the metaverse mean to you? Like everything in the hi-tech world, it offers both danger and opportunity. Yes, explore and innovate, but tightly hold on to values, traditions and our freedoms.

Boredom buster? Listening to YouTube videos on news (Newsmax), business empowerment, faith and music (best vocal Peter Hollens).

How will inflation impact the media and broadband space? Huge. As it wipes out disposable income and limits travel (think high gas prices) people will stay at home, watch TV while surfing the web. It’s a great boon for news media. In the Great Depression we saw birth of media properties such as Fortune and LIFE, the flowering of radio and the very beginnings of TV.

Band I’d go see live: U2, Simon & Garfunkel

What will it take to see a seismic shift away from linear television for sports? Jeff Bezos buys the rights to the NFL or NBA national games. Game over for ESPN.

My prediction for NFTs… Too early to tell yet

Favorite dish that I can also make myself: Grilled cheese

Has the telco rollout of 5G wireless in North America impacted your business? Still waiting

What household chore could you win a gold medal in? Using the dishwasher.

TV show I always recommend not on my networks: “Star Trek” and the old Fox show “The O’Reilly Factor.”

If I had a time machine, I would… Live in Rome during the period of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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