Joel Hyatt: ‘A Natural Thing’ to Reclaim CEO Title

Current TV boss plays up network's tilt toward news

Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt says that the departure of his former co-chief Mark Rosenthal at the network a few weeks ago came amidst a broader push to revamp Current as a cable venue focused on news analysis. “Mark had a hugely successful career [as president and COO] at MTV,” Hyatt told Adweek. “But, you know, MTV is an entertainment network, and we now made the clear strategic decision to become a news network. And we’re a small company. There’s not a lot of room at the top for a lot of leaders. It was very amicable. It was going to be very crowded at the top. ”

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