Alumni Stories

Neil Ashe (B’90)

President, CBS Interactive

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., during John Carroll Weekend 2010
Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Neil Ashe

Ashe grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., and recalls choosing Georgetown because it was a “special, special place.” He fondly remembers professor George Houston and Rev. J. Donald Freeze, S.J. As the current president of CBS Interactive, Ashe is well-regarded in the interactive industry. He speaks eloquently on the idea that the Internet is an anomaly that “fades to black in the background” of our lives.

As president of CBS Interactive, Ashe is responsible for overseeing CBS Interactive’s business strategy and vision, including sales, marketing, product development, technology and international operations. Previously, Ashe served as CEO of CNET Networks until the company was acquired by CBS Corporation in May 2008. Ashe joined CNET Networks in 2002 as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. In 2005, he assumed the role of executive vice president, and his responsibilities expanded to include the day-to-day management of community and lifestyle, business, channel and international divisions.

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January 8, 2010

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