Ben Grossman has stepped down as editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable to head up global operations for Twitter Media, B&C reports. The publication promoted our good friend Melissa Grego, a former editor here at TVWeek, to editor-in-chief.
Grego has been executive editor at B&C since 2008. Along with TVWeek, she previously held positions with The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, among other publications.
She becomes B&C’s first female editor-in-chief in its 81-year history.
“At Twitter, Grossman will report to Twitter vice president of media Chloe Sladden, who leads a team that develops partnerships with media, news and entertainment organizations, as well as athletes, actors, musicians, politicians, journalists, civic leaders and more,” B&C reports.
Grossman, who has been with the company since 2005, said: "It is with a heavy heart that I leave quite frankly the best team someone in my position could have. I can’t thank them enough for their friendship, hard work, loyalty and undying curiosity about the ever-evolving media business. Melissa is a brilliant and natural leader who has taught me so much, and is absolutely going to evolve the brand to new heights. I also want to acknowledge and thank Louis Hillelson and NewBay Media CEO Steve Palm, who gave me the freedom and backing of which anyone would be jealous."
Hillelson, VP and group publisher of B&C parent company NewBay Media, added: "I want to thank Ben for his vision and dedication to the brand and we all wish him the best of luck with Twitter. Melissa is the natural choice to lead the B&C team going forward, and we are thrilled to have someone of her caliber to ensure not only a smooth transition, but to take the brand to new levels."