The body count continues to climb among high-level Viacom executives, with the latest casualty being the head of reality at MTV. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Lauren Dolgen is exiting the network.
Dolgen, a 19-year veteran at MTV, will not be replaced, according to the report.
In a memo circulated to staffers on Tuesday, Viacom Entertainment Group president Doug Herzog wrote: “As someone who’s been around Viacom for a good chunk of Lauren’s career, I was able watch it unfold with great deal of admiration. I just want to echo [MTV Executive VP Original Content Michael Klein] and thank Lauren for her great work and enormous contributions to MTV. She has always been a fierce champion of the brand. Her fingerprints and great work are all over MTV and its original programming. I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know her over this past year. I’m excited to see what … the next chapter brings.”
THR adds: “Dolgen’s departure comes as MTV has rebuilt its executive ranks in the past year. Conde Nast exec Klein joined the cabler in March as head of programming and Discovery’s Sean Atkins took over as president of the network in September following Stephen Friedman’s departure.”