Mark Rosenthal has been named CEO of Current TV parent Current Media, Variety reports. He’ll start July 27th.
Current Current CEO, Joel Hyatt, who co-founded Current with former Vice President Al Gore four years ago, will become vice chairman.
Previous executive positions held by Rosenthal include Vice Chairman and President of Media Platforms at Spot Runner, Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Media, and President and COO of MTV Networks. Rosenthal began his career in media at the storied CBS Cable in 1980.
He’s been on the Current board since its inception. Current is in 60 million homes.
The network was in the news recently because two of its staff members were sentenced to prison in North Korea.