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VH1’s Chris McCarthy Elevated To President

Chris McCarthy has been promoted to president of VH1 and Logo TV, Viacom Music & Entertainment Group president Doug Herzog announced Wednesday.

McCarthy, who has served as general manager of VH1 since August 2015 and Logo since 2014, will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of both companies, said network officials.

Prior to being named General Manager of VH1, McCarthy was the general manager of MTV’s digital networks from 2010 to 2016, where he oversaw Logo TV, MTV2 and MTVU.  

“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 in a statement.  “Chris is a smart and strategic leader who thinks from an ‘audience first’ perspective, leading to highly impressive results."

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