Spring 2014 Executive in Residence
Viacom Entertainment Group
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre, One Pace Plaza
New York City campus
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Under Doug's leadership, the three networks have launched some of television's most successful original franchises including "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Colbert Report," "South Park," "Hot in Cleveland" and "Inkmaster." Now, Doug is expanding those brands onto emerging platforms, including mobile apps, Web sites and video-on-demand.
Doug began his Viacom career at MTV in 1984 just three years after the network's launch. There he developed and supervised MTV News and popular shows including "The Real World," and "Unplugged," as well as "MTV Movie Awards" and "MTV Video Music Awards."
In 1995, Doug became President of Comedy Central. In addition to launching several current signature series, he also was instrumental in developing the network's "Roast" franchise.
Doug served as President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company (1998-2000). Among his successes at FOX were the hit comedy "Malcolm in the Middle." He was also President of USA Network (2001-2004) and continued his emphasis on original programming, including developing the award-winning "Monk."
Doug began his career at the newly launched CNN and SuperStation TBS. He rejoined Viacom in 2004.
He received his BS from Emerson College where he now sits on the board.