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WE tv president Kim Martin steps down

WE tv's president and general manager Kim Martin (pictured) has stepped down, but will stay on with the U.S. channel's parent company AMC Networks in an advisory role.
October 1, 2013

WE tv’s president and general manager Kim Martin (pictured) has stepped down, but will stay on with the U.S. channel’s parent company AMC Networks in an advisory role.

Reporting to AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan, Martin will transition over to her new role after nine years with WE tv.

In an internal memo, AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll said: “Kim is an extremely talented executive with an impressive track record at WE tv.  Under her leadership, the network’s distribution has grown, viewership is up and WE tv is a top three women’s network on Thursday and Friday nights.

“I want to thank Kim for her many contributions to the company.  Her leadership, commitment to excellence and her unflagging enthusiasm have made her a key member of the executive team, and has cemented WE tv’s reputation as a great place to work.”

At WE tv, Martin oversaw the broadcast of female-skewing programming such as Braxton Family Values,  Bridezillas, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Mary Mary and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. 

Prior to WE tv, Martin was the exec VP of distribution and affiliate marketing for AMC Networks, and the senior VP of affiliate sales for Discovery Networks.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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