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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Judy McGrath
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    Judy McGrath
    Chairman, MTV Networks

    After 29 years at MTV Networks, McGrath may have proved a master at overseeing such pop-culture phenomena as Teen Mom and Jersey Shore — not to mention Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert — but she says her proudest moment recently was pulling together the Hope for Haiti Now telethon that raised more than $66 million. “It was a Herculean effort … staging a global fund raising concert,” she says. Between that and running a network group that includes Comedy Central, VH1, Nickelodeon and TV Land, does she ever relax? Yes, she says, by spending time with her husband and 16-year-old daughter and showering her first love — music, that is — with undivided attention. “I still see a ton of live music,” she says. “It helps me decompress, and it keeps me connected to the young audiences we serve.”

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