Amy Doyle Named EVP/GM of MTV, VH1 and Logo

VH1 executive Amy Doyle Tuesday (Jan. 24) was promoted to general manager of MTV, VH1 and Logo Group.

Doyle, formerly executive vice president at VH1, will partner with group president Chris McCarthy to oversee the overall creative management of the group, according to company officials. That includes oversight of the Group’s tentpole events, including the MTV Video Music Awards, as well as specials, network/celebrity talent and VH1 scripted programming.

“Through her strong creative instincts and talent relationships, Amy has built countless brand-elevating events and initiatives throughout her career, and I’m excited for her to partner with me in this vital leadership role across the group,” said McCarthy, who was elevated to the Group president position this past October.

Added Doyle: “I am excited to expand my collaboration with Chris to encompass the MTV brand that was my home for so many years. We are ready to leverage the best and most diverse world-class events, development and talent teams across each of the brands to help us transform MTV for today’s youth culture and continue VH1 and Logo’s growth trajectory.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.