NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 — Comedy Central has named Whitney Baxter as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, it was announced today by Tanya Giles, General Manager, Comedy Central, to whom he reports. Baxter is based in Comedy Central’s SoHo offices and will play a key role in setting a strategic path for Comedy Central while creating competitive advantages toward sustained revenue and income growth.

“We’ve leaned upon Goldman Sachs’ long-standing reputation for having the best sense of humor in the financial sector and have hired one of its best and brightest,” said Giles. “Whitney brings valuable experience in our evolving industry and a keen strategic mind to Comedy Central, and we’re very excited to have him join the team.”

“Comedy Central is the destination for funny, provocative, and culturally relevant humor,” said Baxter. “I am thrilled to be working with the Comedy Central team at this exciting time in the industry to better serve our viewers and partners.”

Baxter joins Comedy Central from Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Technology, Media, & Telecom Investment Banking Group where he principally worked with the firm’s entertainment, media, and internet clients on M&A and financing transactions. Baxter also worked in Digital Business & Partner Development at iHeartMedia. Baxter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Harvard College.

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