Doug Herzog

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Doug Herzog
Born Douglas Alan Herzog
July 16, 1959
Patterson, New Jersey
Nationality American
Alma mater Emerson College
Occupation President, Viacom Music and Entertainment Group
Employer Viacom Media Networks
Title President
Awards Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

Doug Herzog is an American television executive. The president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, he oversees MTV, VH1, Logo TV, Comedy Central, Palladia, Spike, and Epix.[1] Herzog is credited with bringing South Park, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report to Comedy Central.

Biography[edit]

He was born on born July 16, 1959. Herzog graduated from Emerson College in Boston. After college, one of his early jobs was as a music-segment producer on the nationally syndicated Entertainment Tonight show in Hollywood.

He has held senior positions with USA Network, where he helped launch Monk, and at Fox, launching Malcolm in the Middle. Prior to his first association with Comedy Central, he had been an Associate Producer on CNN and TBS, and a senior manager at MTV, and was responsible for MTV News, Camp MTV, The Real World, Road Rules, Beavis and Butt-head, The MTV Movie Awards, and The MTV Video Music Awards.

Awards[edit]

Herzog has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Meg (February 19, 2015). "Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ B&C Hall of Fame, Doug Herzog

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Business positions
Preceded by
Robert Kreek
President of Comedy Central
1995-1998
Succeeded by
Larry Divney
Preceded by
Peter Roth
President of FOX
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Gail Berman