Colleen Fahey Rush - EVP, Chief Research Officer, Viacom, USA

Colleen Fahey Rush is Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer for Viacom Media Networks (VMN).

In her role, Colleen leads the company’s Research & Analytics team, supporting Viacom senior management and providing guidance to research teams across the company's portfolio of brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, and COMEDY CENTRAL.
Colleen oversees the development of VMN’s consumer insights research on new media behaviors and emerging technologies. She shared VMN’s research and insights in presentations at The White House, on Capitol Hill and on Wall Street.

Colleen joined Viacom in 1996, where she served most recently as Senior Vice President of Research for VH1/CMT. Colleen began her career at CBS, holding a series of positions at the company’s O&Os and broadcast network. She went on to serve as Director of Research at Telemundo, before becoming Associate Partner and Director of Research at J. Walter Thompson.

Rush holds a B.S. in Communications from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Communications Department at Cornell.

In 2010, Rush was named to Ad Age’s list of Media Mavens, and in 2009 was recognized by Working Mother Magazine as a Working Mother of the Year.