You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Leslie Moonves

TV movers & shakers

It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley.

While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” the “CSI” franchise and primetime reality granddaddy “Survivor,” while UPN has finally gained a little respect since he took over the netlet. Earlier in his career, he developed profit-making classics “ER” and “Friends” as the head of Warner Bros. Television.

His firm leadership style inspires fear in rivals and fierce loyalty in Eye net employees. Not bad for a former actor from Long Island.

More Scene

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: 10 Standout Moments

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    'Vida,' 'One Day at a Time' Showrunners Recount Being Called Racial Slur in Writers' Room

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    Parity Takes Center Stage at Variety's 'A Night in the Writers' Room' Drama Panel

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

  • American Black Film Festival opening night

    Trevor Jackson Was Originally Told He Was 'Too Young' to Star in 'Superfly' Remake

    It’s somehow appropriate that Moonves’ New York office was once occupied by William S. Paley. While it may be impossible for any modern executive to match the accomplishments of a network-founding legend such as Paley, Moonves comes close. At CBS, he restored the luster to a tarnished Tiffany net with hits like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content