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Garrett English Named EVP of MTV, VH1 and Logo

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Garrett English

The Viacom vet will now oversee MTV news.

Garrett English has been promoted to executive vice president of event programming, specials and news for MTV, VH1 and Logo. In his new role he will be charged with directing the creative development and management for all of the networks’ tentpoles events and specials and oversee MTV News.

English, who was formerly an svp of programming, events and live Production for MTV, will report to Amy Doyle, who yesterday (Jan. 24) was named general manager of MTV, VH1 and Logo.

“Garrett has been indispensable at the helm of nearly every MTV live production for more than a decade," Doyle said in a statement. “There is no better leader to bring to life the world-class programming and events fans expect from our brands.”

"I’m excited to bring the talented teams at MTV, VH1 and Logo together to serve our audiences with must-see live event programming and specials,” English added.. “I’m also honored to come full circle to MTV News, which is the place I first called home here, and take the mantle of this iconic brand."

English served as the lead development and production exec on a myriad of MTV initiatives including the “MTV Movie Awards,” “MTV Video Music Awards,” “mtvU Woodie Awards,”  “MTV Unplugged." He also led the launch of MTV Documentary Films, which debuted in October with Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis which featured a conversation between Macklemore and President Barack Obama. The division also premiered Major Lazer’s 2016 concert in Cuba film Give Me Future this year's Sundance Film Festival.

English joined MTV’s News and Documentaries division in 1995 before being promoted to MTV’s Music & Specials Events unit. In 2001 he moved  to the U.K. to join the MTV Networks International team and rose to the head of production and operations for MTV Networks International & MTV Networks Europe. He is also co-founder and board member of the Staying Alive Foundation, a global grant-making organization dedicated to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention.