Vice Media Group has promoted the management team responsible for the news, editorial and television divisions.
The media company announced Monday that Morgan Hartzan has been named president of global television and Corey Hayek, who has served as the company's chief digital officer since 2019, has been named chief operating officer of news and entertainment. However, Jesse Angelo will serve as president of global news and entertainment.
"Cory has created engagement and new platforms for our publishing brands Vice, Refinery 29 and ID, while Morgan has done a tremendous job reviving Vice TV and turning it into a brilliant success story in the American TV business." said Angelo. "I'm excited to continue working with this team, which has been working together for more than three years to achieve a comprehensive content strategy for all of our consumer brands and distribution channels to drive continued audience and revenue growth."
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Hartzan, a multiple Emmy and DuPont Award-winning producer, joined VICE in 2019 as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Television for VICE TV. Hartzan will lead television content licensing and partnerships, manage the global distribution team and expand Vice News television content through new platforms and partnerships. He will lead the development of the company's brands, including VICE, Refinery29 and iD. The department was previously headed by Keith Ward, who ran Vice Studios and has since moved to the BBC.
Harzan and Hayek report to Angel. Angelo is a former New York Post executive and publisher who joined Vice in 2019. He led the global news, digital and television businesses as the company grew internationally.
Vice Media Group Executive Director Nancy Dubuque said: “I'm incredibly proud of Jesse, Corey and Morgan for everything they've done to make Vice the leading youth culture brand in the world, using new platforms to accelerate and disrupt our growth. innovative and innovative content that appeals to young consumers worldwide. They are proven leaders who deeply understand Vice's unique brand and audience, and I look forward to all three of them having a tremendous impact on the future of Vice.”
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