Management Shakeup at Nickelodeon

Apr 16, 2013  •  Post A Comment

In the latest management change under Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami, Nickelodeon said longtime executive Marjorie Cohn, president of content development, is leaving the network, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Also departing is Alison Dexter, executive vice president of production, the story says. Both executives were leaving immediately, and neither will be replaced.

Cohn had been at Nickelodeon for more than two decades.

"After Nickelodeon’s senior management came under fire last year by Wall Street analysts amid a dramatic ratings plunge, Zarghami began realigning the ranks by promoting managers viewed internally as loyal members of her team," the story reports.

Since then, ratings have bounced back, with Nickelodeon beating Disney Channel in children 2-11 for the past two fiscal quarters, the story says.

Cohn helped develop shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants," "iCarly" and "Rugrats," the story says. She had been with the network since its early days.

The story adds that in August, Nickelodeon executive Brown Johnson was pushed out, while two months later two other top executives, Paul Ward and Pete Danielsen, stepped down.

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