Chris McCarthy has been promoted to President of VH1 and Logo TV, Doug Herzog, President of the Viacom Music & Entertainment Group, announced Wednesday.
“Within a remarkably short time, Chris has driven record growth across all screens and done an incredible job of reinventing the VH1 brand, bringing the focus back to its rich pop culture heritage,” said Herzog in a statement. “Chris is a smart and strategic leader who thinks from an ‘audience first’ perspective, leading to highly impressive results.”
McCarthy previously served as General Manager of both brands since August 2015, having been in the same role at Logo TV since 2014. He will continue to be based in New York City and report directly to Herzog.
McCarthy’s projects at VH1 have included resurrecting “America’s Next Top Model” and expanding the network’s popular “Love and Hip Hop” franchise.
Prior to being named General Manager of VH1, McCarthy was the GM of MTV’s digital networks from 2010 to 2016, where he oversaw Logo TV, MTV2 and MTVU.