Allan-Harrington knows you can’t go wrong with a classic. She led Pop’s acquisition of the medical drama “ER,” which has resulted in a double-digit ratings increase. Additionally, she mentors interns every quarter and also hosts summer high school students in a media adviser internship program in New York. Allan-Harrington knows how vital that first job can be in a person’s career. She won a college contest, which led to a paid internship at Viacom, where she built her career. “I have been fortunate to work with many inspirational, accomplished, strong-minded women throughout my media career,” Allan-Harrington says.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
I have been fortunate to work with many inspirational, accomplished, strong-minded women throughout my media career. I believe that circle will cultivate more friends, mentors, and colleagues.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
With technology comes distraction and less and less people are consuming content in a traditional manner. Accessibility is not going away so we need to embrace new metrics and shifting viewing habits.
If there were a reality show based on your office, what would it be called?
“My Two Dads.”