MTV is bringing an executive aboard to oversee original programming. The cable network’s new executive VP of original content is Michael Klein, who comes to MTV from Conde Nast Entertainment.
Klein will “oversee all original programming, development, and creative across MTV and its related brands,” the network said, noting that Klein is a veteran creative executive whose credits include “Vanity Fair Confidential” for ID; “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and “Man V. Food” for Travel Channel; and “What Not to Wear” and “Miami Ink” for TLC.
Klein, who was Executive Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy, Digital Channels, at Conde Nast, will report to MTV President Sean Atkins.
Said Atkins: “Michael is a proven hitmaker with a strong feel for our audience, a keen eye for talent, and a successful track record of reinventing brands through distinctive, creator-driven content. His leadership and experience are an excellent fit for MTV in this pivotal moment for the network, as we accelerate a new development slate of music and pop culture-inspired programming.”