Gena McCarthy

This Emmy-nominated programming executive is elevating A+E Networks’ burgeoning lifestyle entertainment brand by nurturing infectious programming including “Married at First Sight,” “Tiny House Nation,” “Seven Year Switch” and “Man vs. Child.” She built a team and all original content from scratch, and has created a unique voice in a saturated landscape. Recently promoted to her current post, McCarthy will continue to build the net- work’s pipeline focusing on the W18-49 and W25-54 demos. “The push and pull among linear, streaming and digital choices has been huge,” she says. “In the end, it’s always about great content, which is what we do here.”

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