Years in Cable: 12
Education: BA, Double major in Economics & Psychology, UCLA
Kay is doing triple duty at TV Land, CMT and the burgeoning Paramount Network, formerly Spike, which is drawing refreshed ratings and critical acclaim. Together with Cox, the two are setting the tone for content on the rebooted network, jumping into action this past year by green-lighting original series including “Waco,” “Yellowstone” and the TV adaptation of “Heathers.” Meanwhile, Tanki led TV Land to its best year since 2013 while transforming the entire CMT brand, moving it beyond music to showcase a more modern, progressive “open country” culture that better reflects the network’s audience.
If you wrote a “Black Mirror” episode, what dark side of technology would you explore and why? A satirical take on a monster social media site overthrowing a government.
Favorite restaurant: Rossoblu
What product or service could you not live without? Spotify
What’s the first thing you read in the morning? New York Times morning briefing
Last show I binged not on my network(s): “Collateral” on Netflix
Favorite podcast: “Ear Hustle”