Doug Herzog was most recently the President of Viacom's Music Entertainment Group where he oversaw several brands including Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, TVLand and Logo. Herzog left the company in January 2017.
Herzog is widely recognized in the industry for both leading and developing some of cable television's most successful network brands, as well as launching long-running mega-hits that permeated the cultural zeitgeist. Under his leadership, Viacom became home to some of TV's most successful and enduring franchises including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park, The Real World, Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, Hot in Cleveland, Workaholics, Tosh.0, and Lip Sync Battle.
Herzog's Viacom career began in 1984 when he joined MTV just three years after the launch of the network. Prior to his return to Viacom in 2004, he served as President of USA Network where he ignited the network's campaign of quality original programming, with the award-winning Monk. Prior to USA, Herzog served as President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company where he greenlit the Emmy Award-winning Malcolm in the Middle.
During his first tenure with MTV, Herzog started as MTV News Director and eventually rose to become President of MTV Productions. Herzog developed and supervised many of the brands most enduring and groundbreaking franchises including The Real World, Unplugged and Road Rules, as well as the network's signature events The MTV Movie Awards and The MTV Video Music Awards.
He then moved to the position of President of Comedy Central in 1995 where, in addition to his role as the original architect of The Daily Show, he launched South Park and the Comedy Central Roast franchise.
Herzog received his B.S. degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College in Boston, where he sits on the board. He also serves on the board of New York Collaborates for Autism.