Former MTV executive Nicholas Lehman has been named president of digital for NBC Universal’s entertainment and digital networks and integrated media division.
Most recently, Lehman was the CEO of the cable network Plum TV. Previously, the exec ran IAC’s entertainment and media businesses, including CollegeHumor and The Daily Beast. That position followed a nine-year stint at MTV Networks, where he oversaw much of the company’s digital operations.
In the newly created role at NBCU, one of the first staffing moves undertaken by the company’s new Comcast ownership, Lehman will oversee all of NBCU’s pure-digital properties, including iVillage, DailyCandy, Swirl and Fandango. He’ll report directly to Lauren Zalaznick, chairman of the division.