Business 100 - 2010

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Judy McGrath/MTV Networks

Judy McGrath is chairman and CEO of MTV Networks, a position she has held since 2004. She oversees the management and operation of MTV Networks’ over 160 TV channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide.

Judy has held a series of positions at MTV Networks since MTV’s launch in 1981. Before being named chairman and CEO, she was the MTV Networks group president responsible for MTV, MTV2, VH1, Country Music Television and Comedy Central. She previously held positions as copy chief of Glamour and senior writer for Mademoiselle.

Judy is on the boards of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Girl Up and the NCTA. She has been honored by the Posse Foundation, American Women in Radio & TV, the Food Bank of NYC, YouthAIDS, the Alliance for Lupus Research, and the John A. Reisenbach Foundation. In 2003, the T.J. Martell Foundation named her Humanitarian of the Year. She is in the Cable Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Raised in Scranton, PA, Judy lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.