Chris McCarthy

Paramount Global Office of the CEO and President/CEO, SHOWTIME & MTV Entertainment Studios
Paramount Global Office of the CEO and President/CEO, SHOWTIME & MTV Entertainment Studios
Chris McCarthy Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy is Paramount Global Office of the CEO and President/CEO, SHOWTIME & MTV Entertainment Studios, where he leads a global network of media assets that reach over one billion people in 180 countries and oversees some of the most iconic brands in entertainment including: Paramount, Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, Smithsonian and more. McCarthy transformed the business by consolidating nine separate businesses into one unified portfolio, which has nearly doubled its audience, streamlined expenses and grown profits. In addition, he spearheaded the expansion of the business with the launch of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, which now produces more than100 series per year and drove an aggressive push of the brands into social media, amassing one of the largest global footprints of any business with nearly 700 million social followers.

Under McCarthy’s leadership, the new Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios produces some of today’s biggest and most culturally defining hits including Yellowstone, Emily in Paris, South Park, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Billions, Dexter: Origins and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In addition, the studios produced a string of #1 hit series that have driven record setting growth at Paramount+ and have made it the fastest growing streaming service three years in a row. These hits include: 1883, 1923, Tulsa King, George & Tammy, Mayor of Kingstown, Yellowjackets, The Chi and Special Ops: Lioness, to name a few.