President and CEO, MTV Networks Entertainment Group
NOT MANY PEOPLE IN THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY know this, or would believe it, but according to scrupulous research cable television actually existed before Doug Herzog ... briefly, anyway.
For most of the last three decades, though, Herzog and cable have been nearly inseparable.
Now the president and CEO for MTV Networks Entertainment Group, Herzog began his career as an associate producer in 1981 both at TBS and a little start-up news organization called CNN.
He left for Entertainment Tonight but found his true calling in 1984 at another fledgling cable programmer, MTV: Music Television.
Herzog was hired as news director, but climbed just about every rung on the network …