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Tom Freston | MTV, Viacom, Oprah

Trailblazer, Adventurer, World Citizen

  • Helped launch and build MTV into global phenomenon
  • As CEO of MTV Networks, launched Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, Nick at Night, TV Land, Spike, Logo, etc.
  • Rose to President of Viacom, responsible for Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, Simon & Schuster, Famous Music Publishing.
  • On last day at Viacom, 1,000+ co-workers filled lobby to applaud him.
  • Recruited by Bono to be Chairman of ONE Campaign and by Oprah Winfrey to architect her new network, OWN
  • Dubbed as “The Most Wanted Man on the Planet” by Fortune