MCN Names '40 Under 40' Class of 2016

The editors of Multichannel News have selected and announced the 2016 class of "40 under 40," a listing of executives to know in multichannel TV and related media fields. Read more about them in the July 25 issue of the magazine. MCN has been selecting a new class of "40 under 40" each year since 2006. 

Here is the 2016 class in alphabetical order: 

Ayham Al-Banna, Engineering Fellow in the Chief Technology Office, ARRIS.

Lindsay Amstutz, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Fox Sports West, Fox Sports San Diego and Prime Ticket, Fox Sports.

Lisa Anselmo, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, Altice USA.

Sarah Babineau, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, East Coast, Comedy Central.

Chris Barksdale, Vice President of Human Resources, Scripps Networks Interactive.

Shelly Bayne, Director of Ad Sales Marketing, Crown Media Family Networks.

Kendra Campbell-Milburn, Vice President of Digital, UP.

Tal Chalozin, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Innovid.

Joey Chavez, Senior Vice President of Original Programming, TNT.

Josh Clark, Vice President of Programming, Dish Network.

Rahman Dukes, Senior Vice President, Head of Multi-Platform Content, Revolt.

Justin Freesmeier, Senior Vice President, Business Planning and Performance, Altice USA.

Michelle Galster, Vice President of Development, Original Productions.

Lori Hall, Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Creative Services, TV One.

Noah Heller, Vice President, Partnerships and Emerging Technology, Hulu.

Thom Hinkle, Senior Vice President of Original Programming, TBS.

Martin Hinson, Vice President of Pricing and Analytics, Cox Communications.

Jessica Hogue, Senior Vice President, Product Leadership, Nielsen.

Alberto Horihuela, Chief Marketing Officer, fuboTV.

Eric Hybertson, Vice President of Product Development, Evolution Digital.

Andre Johnson, Head of Business Development, The Virtual Reality Company.

Dave Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Research and Insights, Bravo and Oxygen Media.

Sarah Knott, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations, Cox Media.                   

Harrison Land, Vice President of Development, Jupiter Entertainment.

Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Programming, Amazon Studios.

Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE.

Chris Menier, Vice President, Products and Strategy, Guavus.

Angela Mitchell, Senior Director, Product Management, Layer3 TV.

Shawn Nicholson, Vice President of Sales Pricing, Planning and Operations, INSP.

DJ Nurre, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, 3 Ball Entertainment.

Alison Overholt, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine and espnW, ESPN.

Leela Pon, Vice President, Development and Programming, E! Entertainment.

Joshua Reader, Senior Vice President of Distribution, AMC Networks.

Ken Segna, Senior Vice President for Original Programming, Starz.

Ed Simpson, Executive Vice President, Business Development & International, ITV America.

Fraser Stirling, Senior Vice President, Hardware Development, Comcast Cable.

Courtney Thomasma, Vice President, Research and Insights, BBC America.

Robert Wheeler, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, TiVo Research.                     

Matt White, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Shaw Communications.

Theresa Wyatt, Chief of Staff, El Rey Network.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.