Roundtable Breakfast

Judy McGrath, Chairman and CEO, MTV Networks

Mar 2, 2010
12:00 AM
New York


Judy McGrath is the chairman and CEO of MTV Networks, a position she has held since July 2004. In this role, she oversees the management and operation of MTV Networks's more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, which reach more than 595 million households worldwide in more than 160 countries and in thirty-three languages. The company's multiplatform portfolio includes MTV: Music Television, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, VH1, VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TeenNick, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV,,,, Harmonix, Neopets, Quizilla, Xfire, the College Media Network, as well as MTVN International and all of the company's consumer products businesses.

McGrath has held a succession of positions at MTV Networks since the launch of MTV in 1981. Prior to being named chairman and CEO, she was the MTV Networks group president responsible for MTV, MTV2, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and Comedy Central.

In her time at the helm of MTVN, her teams have developed programs and events across the entire company’s portfolio of brands that have become cultural landmarks to people everywhere, including the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, Total Request Live, The Real World, Punk’d, Laguna Beach, Newlyweds, The Osbournes, VH1’s long-running, award winning Save the Music campaign, Flavor of Love, The Hogans, CMT’s CrossRoads, Nickelodeon’s Go, Diego, Go!, and Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter, among countless others.

McGrath is on the board of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Ad Council, and serves on the advisory board of LIFEbeat. She has been honored by Women in Cable & Telecommunications, GLAAD, and the Harlem Children's Zone. In 2003, she was named Humanitarian of the Year by the T.J. Martell Foundation. She is in both the Cable Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

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