New GSN Prez Already in the Wings
July 12, 2007 12:57 PM
As early as next week a new GSN president could be announced, according to Rich Cronin who is leaving that post which he held for six years to start his own next chapter at month’s end. According to Cronin, parent companies Liberty Media Holdings and Sony Pictures Entertainment have picked a new top honcho who will start Aug. 1.
Cronin, who was not part of the hiring decision, said the new prez is not from GSN but is an outsider who he has already been working with during the transition. Cronin describes his own parting as amicable and plans to stay in the media business, after taking off the month of August to spend time with his four kids.
“I love media and I love to work. And I’m bad at golf and don’t fish,” said the 52 year old departing gagster. Already, he said, since his July 10 announcement, he’s had calls from five headhunters and prelim chats about three possible new gigs.
Cronin, who presently lives on the left coast said he would relocate for the right fit. So, folks who’s gonna be the new GSN prez? Cronin isn’t spilling. And, BTW, if you’re planning a party for him, he loves pinatas.