Rob O’Neill is Senior Vice President, Programming & Promotion Strategy for Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. He reports to Tanya Giles, General Manager for all three brands.
In his position, O’Neill oversees the content rollout of original series premieres, new season launches, stunts and tentpole events, including the annual “Comedy Central Roast” and biennial “Night of Too Many Stars” benefit for autism programs, and will manage the creative ideation and execution of programming and promotion strategies across all screens to maximize consumption and monetization of content for all three brands.
O’Neill joined the team in 2013 as Vice President, Programming & Promotion Strategy after spending three years at Time Warner as Vice President of Programming for Cartoon Network & Boomerang, which both saw unprecedented ratings gains during his three-year tenure. Prior to his time at Time Warner, O’Neill spent 13 years in numerous programming roles with The Walt Disney Company, where he first participated in leveraging brand leader Disney Channel from a premium to a basic cable television service, was part of the launch team of Toon Disney (now Disney XD), as well as being one of the first employees of SOAPnet, the only network to offer same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas. While at SOAPnet, O’Neill also served as creative executive on several original programs including “Live! from the Red Carpet” celebrating the annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. He began his career with ICM.