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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Jo Ann Ross
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    Jo Ann Ross
    President of network sales, CBS

    Ross is the longest-serving head of a network sales division — she also was the first female to have held that job when she took it in 2002 — and leads one of the most stable staffs in the business. February’s Super Bowl “set the tone for the year,” she says, when her team sold out its inventory before going to air. Despite the economic challenges of the past few years, the New York-based executive has led CBS to another record-breaking upfront, her fifth in a row. She also is overseeing an NCAA joint advertising venture with Turner and is active in two cancer charities: City of Hope and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

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