Michele Ganeless

Years in Cable: 25

Education: BS, Northwestern University

A year after Trevor Noah slid into the chair that used to belong to Jon Stewart, Comedy Central is keeping the funny coming under Ganeless’ forward-looking watch. In fact, the network put on its first-ever Upfront this spring, pitching its younger-skewing audience attracted to series like “Tosh.0” and “Drunk History” and new digital offshoots, like a slate of short-form programs for Snapchat. Additional new programs include two Kevin Hart specials, and comedy competition series “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.”

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