Herzog is credited with bringing South Park, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report to Comedy Central. He was also responsible for the cancellation of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on that network (which later turned up on the Sci-Fi Channel and much later on Netflix).
Herzog's career began at CNN in 1981. He became a segment producer at Entertainment Tonight in 1983. His Viacom career began in 1984 when he joined MTV. Prior to his return to the company in 2004, he served as President of USA Network igniting the network's campaign of quality original programming with the award-winning "Monk." Herzog also served as President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company where he greenlit the Emmy Award - winning "Malcolm in the Middle."
During his first term at Viacom, Herzog started as MTV News Director creating the networks influential news department and eventually rising to President MTV Productions overseeing all the channel’s original programming. Herzog developed and supervised many of the brands most enduring and groundbreaking franchises including "The Real World," "Unplugged" and "Road Rules," as well as the network's signature events "The MTV Movie Awards" and "The MTV Video Music Awards."
He is actively an advisor to Quibi