Congratulations to the 2021 Cablefax 100!

It’s the Cablefax 100 like you’ve never seen it before. Our annual must-read magazine highlighting the industry’s most powerful executives is bigger, splashier and mightier than ever, with two 100 Power Player lists. 
 
Our Operations Leaders list begins on page 7 and includes traditional operators, vMVPDs, vendor partners and association leaders who are driving the industry forward during a time of unprecedented change. 
 
Those propelling the programming marketplace to new heights can be found on our list of Content Leaders beginning on page 58. We’ve included the best of the best across streaming, linear, advertising and more. 

You can read through the digital version of the print magazine, getting the download on each of our honorees as well as their answers to the famous Cablefax 100 Q&A.

Cablefax 100 Honorees

Below, The Cablefax 100 execs are listed by rank (and searchable!). If several execs are ranked together, the profiles feature the group and are identical for each person, followed by individual Q&As. Please read the digital issue to see the full Cablefax 100 magazine.

Operations Leaders

1

Dave Watson

President & CEO
Comcast Cable

Michael Cavanagh

CFO
Comcast Corporation

2

Tom Rutledge

Chairman & CEO
Charter Communications

3

Dexter Goei

CEO
Altice USA

4

Pat Esser

President & CEO
Cox Communications

Mark Greatrex

EVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Cox Communications

5

Julie Laulis

President, CEO & Chair
Cable One/Sparklight

6

John Pascarelli

EVP, Operations
Mediacom Communications

Mark Stephan

EVP & CFO
Mediacom Communications

Italia Weinand Commisso

EVP, Programming & HR
Mediacom Communications

7

Steve Simmons

Chairman of the Board
RCN/Grande/Wave

8

Teresa Elder

President & CEO
WOW!

9

Bill Morrow

CEO
DirecTV

10

Erik Carlson

President & CEO
DISH Network

11

Mike Fries

CEO & Vice Chair
Liberty Global

12

John Bickham

President & COO
Charter Communications

13

Dana Strong

Group CEO
Sky

14

Pascal Desroches

CFO
AT&T

15

Joe Natale

CEO
Rogers Communications

16

Philippe Jetté

CEO
Cogeco

17

Frank van der Post

President
Atlantic Broadband

18

Hakim Boubazine

President, Telecommunications & COO
Altice USA

19

Christopher Winfrey

CFO
Charter Communications

20

Ron Duncan

Founder & CEO
GCI

Greg Chapados

President & COO
GCI

21

Kimberley Harris

EVP & General Counsel
Comcast Corporation & NBCUniversal

Tom Reid

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Comcast Corporation

22

Bradley Shaw

Executive Chair & CEO
Shaw Communications

23

Erin McPherson

Head of Consumer Content & Partnerships
Verizon

24

Sujata Gosalia

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Cox Communications

25

Pat McAdaragh

President & CEO
Midco

26

Matthew Polka

President & CEO
ACA Connects-America’s Communications Association

Michael Powell

President & CEO
NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

27

Mike Bowker

COO
Cable One

28

Rich DiGeronimo

Chief Product & Technology Officer
Charter Communications

29

Lynn Charytan

EVP & Senior Deputy General Counsel | EVP & General Counsel
Comcast Corp. | Comcast Cable

30

Jim Holanda

CEO
RCN/Grande/Wave

31

Steve Croney

CFO & EVP
Comcast Cable

32

Jim Butman

President & CEO
TDS Telecom

33

Bill Connors

President, Xfinity
Comcast Cable

Charlie Herrin

President, Product, Technology & Xperience
Comcast Cable

34

Jeff Ross

President
Armstrong Utilities

35

Jim Gleason

President & CEO
Vexus Fiber

36

Catherine Bohigian

EVP, Government Affairs
Charter Communications

37

David Ellen

Senior EVP
Charter Communications

38

Kristin Johnson

Co-founder, CEO
Hotwire Communications

39

Michael Schwimmer

EVP & Group President
Sling TV

40

David Gandler

Co-founder & CEO
fuboTV

41

Andrew McCollum

CEO
Philo

42

Greg Rigdon

President, Content Acquisition
Comcast Cable

43

Todd Schurz

President & CEO
Schurz Communications

44

Phil Spencer

President & CEO
Vyve Broadband

45

Patricia Jo Boyers

Co-Founder & President
Boycom Vision

46

Bill Stemper

President, Comcast Business Services
Comcast Cable

47

Allan Block

Chairman of the Board
Block Communications

Geoff Shook

President
Buckeye Broadband

48

Patrice Carroll

CEO
ImOn Communications

49

Jennifer Khoury

EVP & Chief Communications Officer
Comcast Corp.

Dalila Wilson-Scott

EVP, Chief Diversity Officer | President
Comcast Corp. | Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

50

Brad Moline

President & CEO
ALLO Communications

51

Lee Schroeder

EVP, Government & Community Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer
Altice USA

52

Sam Schwartz

Chief Business Development Officer
Comcast Cable

53

Katherine Gessner

President
MCTV

54

John Gdovin

EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
RCN/Grande/Wave

55

Tom Whitaker

VP, Corporate Development
Shentel

56

Marcien Jenckes

President
Comcast Advertising

57

Leslie Brown

SVP & General Counsel
Atlantic Broadband

58

Kevin Casey

President, Northeast Division
Comcast Cable

Rich Jennings

President, West Division
Comcast Cable

Christine Whitaker

President, Central Division
Comcast Cable

59

Jon Steinberg

President, Altice News & Advertising
Altice USA

60

Andy Albert

SVP, Content Acquisition
Cox Communications

61

Bret Carroll

CEO
Conway Corp.

62

Tom Larsen

SVP, Government and Public Relations
Mediacom Communications

63

Mark Dzuban

CEO
SCTE

Jana Henthorn

President & CEO
The Cable Center

Vicki Lins

President & CEO
CTAM

A. Shaunise Washington

President & CEO
NAMIC

64

John Cinelli

President & CEO
MetroNet

65

Charles Treadway

CEO
CommScope

66

Noopur Davis

EVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer | SVP, Product and Information Security
Comcast Cable | Comcast Corporation

67

John Chapman

CTO, Broadband Technologies
Cisco

68

Todd Foje

CEO
Great Plains Communications

69

Harold Zeitz

CEO
Ziply Fiber

70

Jonathan Bullock

EVP, Corporate Development & Government
Hotwire Communications

71

Carla Framil Ferrán

General Counsel
Liberty of Puerto Rico

72

Bill Case

CIO
WOW!

73

Dale Hopkins

President & CEO
iNDEMAND

74

Greg Butz

President, Connectivity Services & Consumer Experience
Comcast Cable

75

Heather McCallion

VP, Products & Programming
Atlantic Broadband

76

Shawn Beqaj

VP, Regulatory Affairs & Interconnection
Armstrong Utilities

77

Fahri Diner

Co-Founder & CEO
Plume

78

Matt Weller

President
All West Communications

79

Peter Kiriacoulacos

EVP & Chief Procurement Officer
Comcast Cable

80

Jon Kirchner

CEO
Xperi

81

Matt Dosch

EVP & COO
Comporium

82

Dave Clark

GM, FreeWheel
Comcast Cable

83

Mark Trudeau

CEO & Founder
OpenVault

84

Nicolle Pangis

CEO
Ampersand

85

Chris Lammers

COO/SVP, Member Development
CableLabs

Jared Baumann

VP, Broadband Solutions
NCTC

86

Mike Welch

EVP & GM
Xandr

87

Charlie Vogt

President & CEO
DZS

88

Stacey Slaughter

President & CEO
NCTI

89

Rebecca Heap

SVP, Video & Entertainment, Xfinity Consumer Services
Comcast Cable

90

Mitch Rose

EVP, Federal Government Affairs
Comcast Corporation

91

Laura Dechant

Head of Support
Philo

92

Drew Petersen

SVP, Corporate Affairs
TDS Telecom

93

Andy Kober

CFO
Vyve Broadband

94

Gina DiGioia Sheldon

SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
fuboTV

95

Brian Lynch

SVP
Schurz Communications

96

Elaine Partridge

VP, Special Projects & eCommerce
Vexus Fiber

97

Jo Kinsella

President
TVSquared

98

Mandy Esposito

SVP, Operations
Hotwire Communications

99

David Burrows

VP, Media
Cable Bahamas

100

Karl Skroban

VP, Video Strategy & Programming
Comporium

Content Leaders

1

David Zaslav

President & CEO
Discovery, Inc.

2

Jeff Shell

CEO
NBCUniversal

3

Jimmy Pitaro

Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content
The Walt Disney Company

Peter Rice

Chairman, General Entertainment Content
The Walt Disney Company

4

Ann Sarnoff

Chair & CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group
WarnerMedia

5

Bob Bakish

President & CEO
ViacomCBS

6

Josh Sapan

President & CEO
AMC Networks

7

Paul Buccieri

President & Chairman
A+E Networks Group

8

Frances Berwick

Chairman, Entertainment Networks
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Susan Rovner

Chairman, Entertainment Content
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

9

Kareem Daniels

Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
The Walt Disney Company

10

Suzanne Scott

CEO
FOX News Media

Charlie Collier

CEO
FOX Entertainment

11

Kathleen Finch

Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer
Discovery, Inc.

12

Bela Bajaria

Head of Global TV
Netflix

13

Channing Dungey

Chairman, Warner Bros. TV Group
WarnerMedia

14

Jennifer Salke

Head of Amazon Studios
Amazon

15

David Nevins

Chairman & CEO | Chief Content Officer, Scripted Originals
Showtime Networks | Paramount+

16

Cesar Conde

Chairman
NBCUniversal News Group

17

Kelly Campbell

President
Hulu

18

John Landgraf

Chairman
FX

19

Nancy Daniels

Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual
Discovery, Inc.

20

Gary Marsh

President & Chief Creative Officer
Disney Branded Television

21

Jeffrey Hirsch

President & CEO
Starz

22

Matt Bond

Chairman, Content Distribution
NBCUniversal

23

Ray Hopkins

President, U.S. Networks Distribution
ViacomCBS

24

Michael Biard

President, Operations & Distribution
Fox Corporation

25

Eric Shanks

CEO & Executive Producer
FOX Sports

26

Wade Davis

CEO
Univision Communcations

27

Beau Ferrari

Chairman
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

28

Courteney Monroe

President, National Geographic Content
National Geographic Global Television Networks

29

Byron Allen

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios

30

Chris McCarthy

President & CEO | Chief Content Officer
MTV Entertainment Group | Paramount+ Unscripted Entertainment & Adult Animation

31

Scott Mills

President
BET Networks

32

Ed Carroll

COO
AMC Networks

33

Linda Yaccarino

Chairman, Advertising Sales & Client Partnerships
NBCUniversal

34

Rita Ferro

President, Disney Advertising Sales
The Walt Disney Company

35

Jo Ann Ross

President & Chief Advertising Revenue Officer
ViacomCBS Domestic Advertising Sales

36

Wonya Lucas

President & CEO
Crown Media Family Networks

37

Marianne Gambelli

President of Ad Sales
Fox Corporation

38

Jon Steinlauf

Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer
Discovery, Inc.

39

David Granville-Smith

COO & CFO
A+E Networks

40

Mac Budill

President, TV Networks Distribution
NBCUniversal

41

Casey Bloys

Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max
WarnerMedia

42

David Zagin

President, Distribution
A+E Networks

43

Burke Magnus

President, Programming & Original Content
ESPN

44

Mark Silverman

President, National Networks
FOX Sports

45

Peter Olsen

President, Ad Sales
A+E Networks

46

Tom Ascheim

President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults & Classics
WarnerMedia

47

Rob Sharenow

President, Programming
A+E Networks

48

Josh Reader

President, Distribution & Development
AMC Networks

49

Bruce Campbell

Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer
Discovery, Inc.

50

Mónica Gil

EVP, Chief Administrative & Marketing Officer
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

51

Tom Ryan

President & CEO, Streaming
ViacomCBS

52

Brian Robbins

President, Kids & Family Entertainment
ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks

53

Dan McDermott

President, Original Programming | Co-President
AMC Networks | AMC Studios

Miguel Penella

President, Streaming Services
AMC Networks

54

Stephanie Druley

EVP, ESPN Event & Studio Production
ESPN

Norby Williamson

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN
The Walt Disney Company

55

Jane Latman

President
HGTV

Howard Lee

President, Streaming and Network Originals
TLC

56

Gary Levine

President, Entertainment
Showtime Networks

Jana Winograde

President, Entertainment
Showtime Networks | ViacomCBS

57

Alison Hoffman

President, Domestic Networks
Starz

58

Courtney White

President
Food Network & Cooking Channel

59

Jon Litner

CEO
YES Network

60

Michele Barney

President, Affiliate Distribution
Discovery, Inc.

Eric Phillips

President, Global Distribution Strategy
Discovery, Inc.

61

Brett Weitz

GM, TBS, TNT & truTV
WarnerMedia

62

Nina Diaz

President, Content & Chief Creative Officer
MTV Entertainment Group

63

Tara Duncan

President
Freeform and Onyx Collective

64

Henry Schleiff

Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America & American Heroes Channel
Discovery, Inc.

Allison Page

Global President, Magnolia Network and DTC
Discovery, Inc.

65

Tina Perry

President
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

66

Matt Strauss

Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer & International
NBCUniversal

67

Carolyn Bernstein

EVP, Global Scripted Content & Documentary Films
National Geographic Global Television Networks

68

Ray Warren

President
Telemundo Deportes

69

Ignacio Meyer

SVP, Music, Nonfiction & Development
Univision Communications

Elisa Segovia

SVP, Content Strategy & Scheduling
Univision Communications

70

Steve Rosenberg

President, Local Sports
Sinclair Broadcast Group/Bally Sports

71

Adam Lewinson

Chief Content Officer
Tubi

74

Andrea Greenberg

President & CEO
MSG Networks

72

Lauren Anderson

Co-Head of Content & Programming
IMDb TV

Ryan Pirozzi

Co-Head of Content & Programming
IMDb TV

73

Raffaele Annecchino

President & CEO
ViacomCBS Networks International

75

Janice Arouh

President, Network Distribution
Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios

76

Michelle Rice

President
TV One & CLEO TV

77

Rob Kennedy

Co-CEO
C-SPAN

Susan Swain

Co-CEO
C-SPAN

78

Amy Entelis

EVP, Talent and Content Development
CNN

79

Kim Kelleher

President, Commercial Revenue & Partnerships
AMC Networks

80

Tom O'Brien

President | EVP
Weather Group | Allen Media Group

81

Blake Callaway

GM
BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV

82

Stephen MacDonald

President Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks

83

Detavio Samuels

CEO
REVOLT Media & TV

84

Ayo Davis

EVP, Creative Development & Strategy
Disney Branded Television

85

Miguel Roggero

CEO
Fuse Media

86

Bruce Gillmer

President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events
ViacomCBS

87

Brett Dismuke

GM
ALLBLK and WE tv

Courtney Thomasma

GM
AMC+

88

Clint Stinchcomb

President & CEO
CuriosityStream

89

Steve Raab

President
SNY

90

Mark Walker

SVP, Content Business Development & Innovation
ESPN

91

David Leavy

Chief Corporate Operating Officer
Discovery, Inc.

92

David Cerullo

President & CEO
INSP

93

Ken Solomon

President
Tennis Channel

94

James Blue III

SVP & Head
Smithsonian Channel

95

Lauren Petterson

President
Fox Business Network

96

Leonard Asper

President & CEO
Anthem Sports & Entertainment

97

Joanne Waage

General Manager
Crunchyroll

98

Liz Janneman

EVP Network Strategy
Ovation TV

99

David Apostolico

SVP, Platform Strategy, Development & Distribution
QVC and HSN

100

Jorge Fiterre

Founder and Partner
Condista Networks

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