Chris McCarthy Promoted to President of VH1 and Logo

Chris McCarthy VH1 Logo TV
Courtesy of VH1

VH1 and TV General Manager Chris McCarthy has been promoted to President of the two Viacom networks, it was announced Wednesday. He’ll continue to be based in New York, reporting to Doug Herzog, President of the Viacom Music & Entertainment Group.

“Within a remarkably short time, Chris has driven record growth across all screens and done an incredible job of reinventing the VH1 brand, bringing the focus back to its rich pop culture heritage,” said Herzog. “Chris is a smart and strategic leader who thinks from an ‘audience first’ perspective, leading to highly impressive results.”

Prior to being named General Manager of VH1, McCarthy was the GM of MTV’s digital networks from 2010 to 2016, where he oversaw Logo TV, MTV2 and MTVU. McCarthy led the group to four years of consecutive ratings, revenue and digital growth and launched a series of hit shows including: “Guy Code,” “Girl Code,” “Wild ‘N Out,” and “Kingin’ with Tyga.”

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  1. EricJ says:

    Music videos aside, VH-1 will never be “back to its heritage” until they bring back I Love the Decades. Or at least Pop-Up Video.
    The push for Celeb-Reality shows after those was just the first step in the Logo-ification of VH-1, and the rest of Viacom to follow. (When even TVLand stops showing Bonanza and starts showing cougars, the line must be drawn somewhere.)

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