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Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution joins Paramount VetNet Executive Advisory Council

Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution joins the Paramount Veterans Network Executive Advisory Council. Other members of the council include, Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, President, CBS News, Tom Ryan, President & CEO, Streaming, Mickey Carter, EVP, U.S. Networks Distribution and many others seen here: Paramount Veterans Network Advisory Council.

Ray supports many career transition programs and has mentored hundreds of our nation’s veterans. “Ray has been integral to the initial success of the Veterans Network. We are honored to work with Ray and look forward to continuing the mission. Welcome Ray!” says Betty Diaz, Paramount Veterans Network


Ray Hopkins is President of U.S. Networks Distribution, Paramount Global. In this position, Hopkins is responsible for setting and executing the strategy for maximizing the value of Paramount’s cable, premium and broadcast television portfolio across various platforms. He oversees all distribution deals for a portfolio of iconic and leading brands at Paramount.

An industry veteran, Hopkins has more than 30 years of experience, including nine years as Chief Operating Officer of YES Network (Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network), where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s affiliate sales, legal, finance, business development, new media, marketing, human resources and communications departments.

Prior to joining the YES Network, Hopkins was EVP of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Gemstar-TV Guide. He came to Gemstar-TV Guide from FOX Cable Networks, where he had been SVP of Affiliate Sales and Marketing. Hopkins began his career at CNBC when the cable news channel launched in 1989.

Hopkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and is also a graduate of the Executive Education Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Hopkins serves on the board of the cable industry’s T. Howard Foundation.

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