Tom Freston

Tom Freston

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 22
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Tom Freston is an American entertainment industry executive. He was one of the founding members of the team that created MTV: Music Television. As head of marketing, he worked on the "I Want My MTV" ad campaign that helped make the new network a cultural phenomenon.

In 1987 he became the President and CEO of MTV Networks, a job he held for 17 years. MTV Networks launched and operated networks including: Nickelodeon, Nick at Night, VH1, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike, Country Music Channel, Logo, Noggin, and others.

Tom Freston was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tom Freston is an American entertainment industry executive. He was one of the founding members of the team that created MTV: Music Television. As head of marketing, he worked on the "I Want My MTV" ad campaign that helped make the new network a cultural phenomenon.

In 1987 he became the President and CEO of MTV Networks, a job he held for 17 years. MTV Networks launched and operated networks including: Nickelodeon, Nick at Night, VH1, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike, Country Music Channel, Logo, Noggin, and others.

Tom Freston was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Awards & Nominations

No Nominations | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 2011
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  • Tom Freston, as Honoree
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