Ray Hopkins Named YES COO

Dec 16, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The YES Network today named Ray Hopkins chief operating officer. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations and will have direct oversight of the network’s cable and satellite distribution. He will report to President and CEO Tracy Dolgin, a fellow Fox Cable alumnus. Mr. Hopkins most recently was executive VP of Gemstar-TV Guide affiliate sales and marketing. Moving quickly to avoid the appearance of management instability after the departure of CEO Jeff Shell last week, Gemstar named Tonia O’Connor to succeed Mr. Hopkins. Ms. O’Connor had been senior VP of national accounts. Before joining Gemstar Mr. Hopkins was senior VP of affiliate sales and marketing for Fox Cable Networks.