Longtime Media Exec Mel Karmazin Has a New Job in Mind

Jan 16, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Mel Karmazin, who was the president of Viacom before moving to SiriusXM, which he recently left, has a new job in mind: running the recovery efforts for New Jersey’s Hurricane Sandy victims, reports the New York Post.

“I would be the czar … or the pope of the Jersey Shore,” Karmazin said in an interview with CNBC’s David Faber. A clip of the video appears below.

Karmazin said he is considering calling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to ask for a job.

"We lost a guest house there; we have another home there," he said. "I have a passion to try to see that Jersey Shore come back."

Reminded by Faber that he would have a boss — Gov. Christie — Karmazin joked, "The scenario would be the pope of the Jersey Shore, so there’s no checks and balances.”

Christie’s office said it already has co-heads of its recovery efforts, the Post adds. They are Mary Pat Christie, New Jersey’s first lady, and Marc Ferzan, the head of its Office of Recovery and Rebuilding.

Here’s the video:


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