Doug Herzog

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Doug Herzog
Born Douglas Alan Herzog
July 16, 1959
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Emerson College
Occupation Former President of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group
Employer Viacom Media Networks
Relatives Debbie Herzog
Awards Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

Doug Herzog is an American television executive. He was formerly the president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, he oversaw 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. He was also responsible for the cancellation of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


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.

On December 21, 2016, Doug Herzog, the president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, is leaving the company (which was effective on January 12, 2017).[2]


Herzog has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ James, Meg (February 19, 2015). "Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ MTV, Comedy Central Head Doug Herzog to Step Down
  3. ^ B&C Hall of Fame, Doug Herzog Archived January 29, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

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