Bob Cook, president of Twentieth Television, is leaving the company, a company spokesperson has confirmed.
Cook, who the company said is leaving on his own volition, will be working on new digital initiatives for Twentieth and other studios through a company he has formed, MBN Inc.
Cook’s contract does not run out until November, so he will be around to aid in the transition to whoever replaces him. A search will be conducted both inside and outside Twentieth, a spokesman confirmed.
Joe Flint, of the LA Times Company Town blog, broke the story this morning, and speculated that syndication veteran Greg Meidel, who is President of My Network TV, will take over Cook’s duties, but a company spokesman said that has yet to be determined. Both Cook and Meidel report to Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy.
In a career that has spaned more than three decades–all in the TV business–Cook has been involved in sales and marketing efforts that have brought in more than $10 billion. He’s been with Twentieth since 2000.
Said one colleague of Cook’s at Twentieth, "Besides being a great executive, he’s truly one of the nicest people in the business."