Another high-ranking exec is headed out the door as the turbulence continues in the executive suites at Viacom. Deadline.com reports that Doug Herzog, president of the Music and Entertainment Group, announced today that he will leave his post effective Jan. 12.
“Herzog has a decades-long association with Viacom, first as president of MTV Productions in the 1980s and of Comedy Central in the 1990s and more recently as head of the entertainment group since 2004,” Deadline notes. “In the past few years, Herzog added more oversight, including over the MTV Networks, in a string of corporate restructurings at Viacom’s faltering cable networks, and he installed new leadership at virtually all networks under his purview.”
Recently named Viacom CEO Robert Bakish announced that the brands that have been reporting to Herzog will now report directly to him. The Music and Entertainment Group includes MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike and Logo.