VH1 President Steps Down; New GM Takes Over

Jul 22, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The president of VH1 has stepped down after seven years on the job, with a new general manager being named to take over his duties.

“Chris McCarthy has been named General Manager of VH1, overseeing all creative and business functions for the Viacom network,” Deadline.com reports. “He replaces Tom Calderone, who has stepped down as president of VH1 after seven years.”

McCarthy will report to Doug Herzog, president of the Viacom Music and Entertainment Group. Deadline notes that Herzog took over the role as part of recent restructuring for the Viacom cable nets.

Said Herzog: “Chris is a multi-talented executive with a proven ability to build brands and drive viewership across very different demos. He’s a forward-thinking leader for this new era in media and a terrific fit for VH1, a beloved brand with a strong team and a unique place in pop culture.”

McCarthy recently oversaw MTV2 and Logo.


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