Congratulations to the 2022 Cablefax 100!

These exceptional leaders have grown their organizations through a pandemic, rising inflation, M&A, an influx of streaming services and general uncertainty without ever dropping the ball.

Once again, we applied “Cablefax Math” to turn 100 into 200, dividing our annual rankings into Operations (which includes execs working for MVPDs, fiber providers, vendors and industry associations) and Content (which features those who are part of programming powerhouses with streaming and linear assets).  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.

In her Ed Note on page 4, Amy Maclean shares some insights on how we managed this year’s list in the middle of the imminent Discovery & WarnerMedia merger. Enjoy the digital version of the 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. 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

Julie Laulis

Chair of the Board, President & CEO
Cable One

2

Michael Cavanagh

CFO
Comcast Corporation

Dave Watson

President & CEO
Comcast Cable

3

Thomas Rutledge

Chairman & CEO
Charter Communications

4

Mark Greatrex

President
Cox Communications

5

John Pascarelli

EVP, Operations
Mediacom Communications

Mark Stephan

EVP & CFO
Mediacom Communications

Italia Commisso Weinand

EVP, Programming & HR
Mediacom Communications

6

Steve Simmons

Chairman of the Board
Astound Broadband

7

Dexter Goei

CEO
Altice USA

8

Teresa Elder

President & CEO
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

9

Dana Strong

Group CEO
Sky

10

Bill Morrow

CEO
DirecTV

11

Erik Carlson

President & CEO
DISH Network

12

Christopher Winfrey

COO
Charter Communications

13

Pascal Desroches

Senior EVP & CFO
AT&T

14

Tony Staffieri

President & CEO
Rogers Communications

15

Erin McPherson

Head of Content & Partnerships
Verizon

16

Phillipe Jetté

President & CEO
Cogeco Inc. & Cogeco Communications

17

Kimberley Harris

EVP | General Counsel
Comcast Corp. | NBCUniversal

Adam Miller

Chief Administration Officer | EVP
Comcast Corp. | NBCUniversal

Tom Reid

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Comcast Corp.

18

Frank van der Post

President
Breezeline

19

Brad Shaw

Executive Chair & CEO
Shaw Communications

20

Ron Duncan

Founder & CEO
GCI Communication

Greg Chapados

President & COO
GCI

21

Jessica Fischer

CFO
Charter Communications

22

Colleen Langner

EVP & COO
Cox Communications

23

Pat McAdaragh

Chair & CEO
Midco

24

Mike Bowker

COO
Cable One

25

Rich DiGeronimo

Chief Product & Technology Officer
Charter Communications

26

Jim Holanda

President & CEO
Astound Broadband

27

Len Barlik

EVP & CTO
Cox Communications

28

Lynn Charytan

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

29

Michael Powell

President & CEO
NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

30

Steven Croney

EVP & CFO
Comcast Cable

31

Jim Butman

President & CEO
TDS Telecom

32

Bill Connors

President, Xfinity
Comcast Cable

Charlie Herrin

President, Technology, Product & Xperience
Comcast Cable

33

Sujata Gosalia

EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Cox Communications

34

Pragash Pillai

EVP, Chief Technology & Information Officer
Altice USA

35

John Cinelli

CEO
MetroNet

36

Jim Gleason

President & CEO
Vexus Fiber

37

Mark Dzuban

President & CEO
SCTE

38

Catherine Bohigian

EVP, Government Affairs
Charter Communications

39

Lou Borrelli

CEO
NCTC

Matthew Polka

President & CEO
ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association

40

Phil Spencer

CEO
Vyve Broadband & Mega Broadband Investments

41

Kristin Johnson

President & CEO
Hotwire Communications

42

Jeff Ross

President
Armstrong Utilities

43

David Ellen

Senior EVP
Charter Communications

44

Greg Rigdon

President, Content Acquisition
Comcast Cable

45

Geoff Shook

President & GM
Buckeye Broadband

46

Todd Schurz

President & CEO
Schurz Communications

47

Jennifer Khoury

EVP & Chief Communications Officer
Comcast Corp.

Dalila Wilson-Scott

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

48

Patricia Jo Boyers

Co-Founder & President
Boycom Vision

49

Bill Stemper

President
Comcast Business

50

Brad Moline

President & CEO
ALLO Communications

51

Sam Schwartz

Chief Business Development Officer
Comcast Cable

52

John Gdovin

EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Astound Broadband

53

Matt Marino

EVP, Consumer Services
Altice USA

54

Ken Johnson

SVP, Technology Services
Cable One

55

Christopher French

President & CEO
Shentel

56

Marcien Jenckes

President, Advertising
Comcast Cable

57

Leslie Brown

SVP & General Counsel
Breezeline

58

Noopur Davis

EVP, Chief Information Security & Product Privacy Officer
Comcast Corp. & Comcast Cable

59

Patrice Carroll

President & CEO
ImOn Communications

60

Kevin Casey

President, Northeast Division
Comcast Cable

Rich Jennings

President, West Division
Comcast Cable

Christine Whitaker

President, Central Division
Comcast Cable

61

Joiava Philpott

SVP & General Counsel
Cox Communications

62

Jason Armstrong

EVP, Deputy CFO & Treasurer
Comcast Corp.

63

Katherine Gessner

President
MCTV

64

Bret Carroll

CEO
Conway Corp.

65

John Rego

CFO
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

66

Tom Larsen

SVP, Government & Public Relations
Mediacom Communications

67

Vicki Lins

President & CEO
CTAM

68

Sophia Ahmad

EVP & CMO, Xfinity Customer Services
Comcast Cable

69

Jonathan Bullock

EVP, Corporate Development
Hotwire Communications

70

Henry Hryckiewicz

CTO
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

71

Charles Treadway

President & CEO
CommScope

72

John Chapman

CTO, Broadband Technologies
Cisco

73

Matt Grover

EVP
Altice Business Services

74

Heather McCallion

VP, Products & Programming
Breezeline

75

A. Shuanise Washington

President & CEO
NAMIC

76

Ed McKay

EVP & COO
Shentel

77

Broderick Johnson

EVP, Public Policy & EVP, Digital Equity
Comcast Corp.

78

Larry Eby

EVP & COO
Vexus Fiber

79

Fahri Diner

Founder & CEO
Plume

80

Dale Hopkins

President & CEO
iNDEMAND

81

Peter Kiriacoulacos

EVP & Chief Procurement Officer
Comcast Cable

82

Joel Hassell

CEO
Canoe

83

Matthew Weller

President
All West Communications

84

Brad Mefferd

Chief Administrative Officer
Buckeye Broadband

85

Matthew Dosch

EVP & COO
Comporium

86

Diane Christman

President & CEO
The Cable Center

87

Bec Heap

SVP, Consumer Products & Propositions
Comcast Cable

Patti Loyack

SVP, Consumer Services & Performance
Comcast Cable

88

Nicolle Pangis

CEO
Ampersand

89

Mitch Rose

EVP, Federal Government Affairs
Comcast Corp.

90

Mark Trudeau

Founder & CEO
OpenVault

91

Ken Kennedy

COO & President Revenue Management & Digital Monetization
CSG

92

Stacey Slaughter

CEO
NCTI Inc.

93

Yvette Kanouff

Partner & CTO
JC2 Ventures

94

Kristin Malaspina

GM | SVP Distribution
Cheddar News | Altice News

95

Chris Bastian

SVP & CTO
SCTE

Curtis Knittle

VP, Wired Technologies
CableLabs

96

Mandy Esposito

SVP, Operations
Hotwire Communications

97

Drew Petersen

SVP, Corporate Affairs
TDS Telecom

98

Andy Kober

EVP & CFO
Vyve Broadband

99

Diego Anderson

CEO
Lumos

100

Andrew Ward

President
Ampersand

Content Leaders

1

Jimmy Pitaro

Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content
The Walt Disney Co.

Peter Rice

Chairman, Disney General Entertainment Content
The Walt Disney Co.

Kareem Daniel

Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
The Walt Disney Co.

2

David Zaslav

President & CEO
Warner Bros. Discovery

3

Jeff Shell

CEO
NBCUniversal

4

Bob Bakish

President & CEO
Paramount

5

Jason Kilar

Former CEO
WarnerMedia

6

Charlie Collier

CEO
FOX Entertainment

Suzanne Scott

CEO
FOX News Media

Eric Shanks

CEO & Executive Producer
FOX Sports

7

Bela Bajaria

Head, Global TV
Netflix

8

Kathleen Finch

Chairman & Chief Content Officer, U.S. Networks Group
Warner Bros. Discovery

9

Mark Lazarus

Chairman
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

10

Paul Buccieri

President & Chairman
A+E Networks

11

Ann Sarnoff

Former Chair & CEO
WarnerMedia Studios & Networks Group

12

Jennifer Salke

Head
Amazon Studios

13

Matthew Blank

Interim CEO
AMC Networks

14

Channing Dungey

Chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group
Warner Bros. Discovery

15

Chris McCarthy

President & CEO | Chief Content Officer, Unscripted Entertainment and Adult Animation
Paramount Media Networks | Paramount+

16

Pearlena Igbokwe

Chairman
Universal Studio Group

17

Dana Walden

Chairman, Entertainment
Walt Disney Television

18

Frances Berwick

Chairman, Entertainment Networks
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Susan Rovner

Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
NBCUniversal

19

David Nevins

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

20

John Landgraf

Chairman
FX

21

Nancy Daniels

Chief Content Officer, Discovery Factual Networks
Warner Bros. Discovery

22

Scott Mills

CEO
BET

23

Ayo Davis

President
Disney Branded Television

Debra OConnell

President, Networks
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

24

Byron Allen

Founder, Chairman & CEO
Allen Media Group

25

Craig Erwich

President
Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment

26

Wade Davis

CEO
TelevisaUnivision, Inc.

27

Beau Ferrari

Chairman
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

28

Courteney Monroe

President
National Geographic Content

29

Bruce Campbell

Chief Revenue & Strategy Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery

JB Perrette

CEO & President, Global Streaming & Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Discovery

30

Ray Hopkins

President, U.S. Networks Distribution
Paramount

31

Matt Bond

Chairman, Content Distribution
NBCUniversal

32

Mike Biard

President, Operations & Distribution
FOX Corp.

33

Cesar Conde

Chairman
NBCUniversal News Group

34

Linda Yaccarino

Chairman, Global Advertising & Partnerships
NBCUniversal

35

Rita Ferro

President, Advertising Sales
The Walt Disney Co.

36

Jo Ann Ross

President & Chief Advertising Revenue Officer, U.S. Advertising Sales
Paramount

37

Wonya Lucas

President & CEO
Crown Media Family Networks

38

Marianne Gambelli

President Ad Sales, Marketing & Brand Partnerships
FOX Corp.

39

Matt Strauss

Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer & International
NBCUniversal

40

Brian Robbins

President & CEO | Chief Content Officer, Movies and Kids & Family
Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon | Paramount+

41

Gary Levine

President, Entertainment
Showtime Networks

Jana Winograde

President, Entertainment
Showtime Networks

42

Jeffrey Hirsch

President & CEO
Starz

43

Christina Spade

COO & CFO
AMC Networks

44

Jon Steinlauf

Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery

45

Jane Latman

President, HGTV & Streaming Home Content
Warner Bros. Discovery

Howard Lee

President, TLC Streaming & Network Originals
Warner Bros. Discovery

46

Burke Magnus

President, Programming & Original Content
ESPN

47

David ‘Digger’ Granville-Smith

COO & CFO
A+E Networks

48

Dan McDermott

President, Entertainment and AMC Studios
AMC Networks

49

Mac Budill

President, Networks Distribution
NBCUniversal

50

Mark Silverman

President & COO
FOX Sports

51

Savalle Sims

General Counsel
Warner Bros. Discovery

52

Tom Ryan

President & CEO, Streaming
Paramount

53

Rob Sharenow

President, Programming
A+E Networks

54

Kelly Campbell

President, Peacock
NBCUniversal

55

Josh Reader

President, Distribution & Development
AMC Networks

56

Peter Olsen

President, Ad Sales
A+E Networks

57

Brett Weitz

GM
TBS, TNT & truTV

58

Miquel Penella

President, Streaming Services
AMC Networks

59

Allison Page

Global President, Magnolia Network & DTC
Warner Bros. Discovery

60

Alison Hoffman

President, Domestic Networks
Starz

61

Nina L. Diaz

President, Content & Chief Creative Officer | Chief Creative Officer Unscripted & Animation
MTV Entertainment | Paramount +

62

Tom Ascheim

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

63

Jason Sarlanis

President, Crime & Investigative Content, Linear & Streaming
Warner Bros. Discovery

64

Tara Duncan

President
Freeform & Onyx Collective

65

Tina Perry

President, OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
Discovery, Inc.

66

Jon Litner

CEO
YES Network

67

Trisha Husson

Head of Strategy, Business Operations & Finance
Disney General Entertainment Content

68

Jay Wallace

President & Executive Editor
FOX News Media

69

Rob Kennedy

President & Co-CEO
C-SPAN

Susan Swain

President & Co-CEO
C-SPAN

70

Rob King

Executive Editor-at-Large, Special Projects
ESPN

71

Farhad Massoudi

CEO
Tubi

72

Alex Wellen

Global President & GM
MotorTrend Group

73

Kim Kelleher

President, Commercial Revenue & Partnerships
AMC Networks

74

Steve Rosenberg

President
Bally Sports

75

Miguel (Mike) Roggero

Chairman & CEO
Fuse Media

76

Michelle L. Rice

President
TV One & CLEO TV

77

Dana Zimmer

President, Distribution
Nexstar Media Group

78

Tom O’Brien

President | EVP
Weather Group | Allen Media Group

79

Stephen MacDonald

President Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks

80

Lauren Anderson

Co-Head of Content & Programming
Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV)

Ryan Pirozzi

Co-Head of Content & Programming
Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV)

81

Courtney White

Former President, Food Network & Streaming Food Content
Discovery Inc.

82

Clint Stinchcomb

President & CEO
Curiosity Inc.

83

David Cerullo

Chairman & CEO
INSP

84

Janice Arouh

President, Network Distribution
Allen Media Group

85

Bruce Gillmer

President, Music Talent, Programming & Events | Chief Content Officer, Music
Paramount | Paramount+

86

Christopher Ruddy

CEO
Newsmax

87

Pamela Duckworth

Head of Fubo Sports Network & Original Programming
fuboTV

Ben Grad

SVP & Head of Content Strategy & Acquisition
fuboTV

88

David Leavy

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery

89

Leonard Asper

President & CEO
Anthem Sports & Entertainment

90

Tony Goncalves

Former EVP & Chief Revenue Officer
WarnerMedia

91

Detavio Samuels

CEO
Revolt

92

Andrea Greenberg

President & CEO
MSG Networks

93

Steve Raab

President
SNY

94

Ken Solomon

President
Tennis Channel

95

Lauren Petterson

President, FOX Business & Talent Development
FOX Corp.

96

Bill Abbott

President & CEO
GAC Media

97

Constance Orlando

EVP, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy & News
BET

98

Liz Janneman

EVP, Network Strategy
Ovation

99

Karen Barroeta

EVP, Production and Development, Telemundo Global Studios
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Romina Rosado

EVP & GM, Hispanic Streaming
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

100

Mary Campbell

President, vCommerce Ventures
Qurate Retail Group

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