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ARF Young Pros Breakfast with Champions: Colleen Fahey Rush – CRO, Viacom Media Networks
On January 22, 2013 Colleen will host an intimate breakfast for twelve lucky Young Pros. Young Pros won a seat to attend Colleen’s breakfast during the ARF Young Pros Anniversary Celebration on November 12, 2012.
Colleen Fahey Rush – Chief Research Officer, Viacom Media Networks
Colleen Fahey Rush is Chief Research Officer for Viacom Media Networks. In her role, she oversees Viacom Media Networks' research groups, leading the company in cultivating insights into its target demographics from kids and teens, to young adults, men, boomer and LGBT audiences. Her work informs Viacom Media Networks' programming strategy and its efforts to create the most compelling content across every screen. She has been instrumental in ushering in Viacom Media Networks' groundbreaking research on engagement, championing a greater understanding of consumer behavior and performance metrics across new and emerging platforms, and proactively sharing audience insights with the company’s distribution and marketing partners.
Rush began her career at CBS, holding a series of positions at the company’s O&Os and broadcast network. She went on to serve as Director of Research at Telemundo, before becoming Associate Partner and Director of Research at J. Walter Thompson. Rush joined Viacom Media Networks (formerly known as MTV Networks) in 1996, where she served most recently as Senior Vice President of Research for VH1/CMT before her current position.
Rush is a member of the CTAM Research Committee and she sits on the steering committee of Nielsen’s Council for Research Excellence. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Attend an upcoming Young Pros event for a chance to win a seat at a future breakfast!