Mark Rosenthal Out as CEO of Current TV


By Alex Weprin Comment

Changes are afoot at the top of Current TV. CEO Mark Rosenthal will be stepping down from his post, with co-founder and former CEO Joel Hyatt taking over. The move comes as Current has launched a new brand identity focusing on news, commentary and non-fiction programming built around Keith Olbermann. Ad Week first reported the news.

“During Mark’s tenure, Current has become a focused cable network with a world-class leadership team, a new brand identity, a move towards long-form, ratings-driven factual programming, and a solid foundation for growth,” said Current in a statement. “These results helped pave the way for Current’s recent successful launch of Countdown With Keith Olbermann and the network’s major strategic shift to become a political commentary and news analysis network, with a clear, progressive point of view.”