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Mike Lazzo
Mike Lazzo

Mike Lazzo

Cartoon Network

Atlanta, GA USA

"There's a thousand roads through life, but there's generally only a couple of right ones."

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Mike's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Television, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

VP of Programming

I'm a television producer in charge of programming for shows like Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • Did Not Complete

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    His parents expected him to go to business school, or follow his father into the textile industry.

  • 2.

    Neither of those things interested him, so he dropped out of high school and took a series of odd jobs, none of which were very gratifying.

  • 3.

    He supported himself so that he could pursue his true hobby: watching television at night.

  • 4.

    Slowly realized that he was more knowledgeable and opinionated about television than most other people were.

  • 5.

    Started to cold call people out of the phonebook to figure out how he could break into the TV industry.

  • 6.

    He took a massive pay-cut to deliver mail at a television network; said he could've "dug holes" as long as a TV screen was nearby.

  • 7.

    Now serves as the vice president of programming for Cartoon Network.

  • 8.

    Tells road-trippers to "be a movement, be a revolutionary, and turn over the apple cart…a lot."