William Cella

Jan 21, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Most significant professional accomplishment: “Getting out of [New York City] for three years.”
What he watches on TV: When he turns on the TV, Mr. Cella surfs. “I watch bits and pieces of most everything. In my household, we have-not including pay channels-about 75 channels, and I scroll through them all. I like `King of Queens,’ `West Wing.’ I’m a big news person, I like financial news, sports.”
Hobbies: Mr. Cella, a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., was an English major and is still an avid reader. Currently he’s reading “Eyewitness to Power,” David Gergen’s new book, and “Interpreter of Maladies,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories by Jhumpa Lahari.
Career highlights: Prior to his current Magna post, Mr. Cella was executive vice president and director of broadcast and programming for Universal McCann North America, which he joined in 1994. Before that, he worked for ABC for 15 years.