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Cascio exits A&E to take up new post at MSNBC

In a surprise move, Michael Cascio has left his post as A&E's senior vice president of programming to join MSNBC. Cascio's new title is vice president of cable programming development. He is scheduled to start at MSNBC in mid-December....
December 1, 1999

In a surprise move, Michael Cascio has left his post as A&E’s senior vice president of programming to join MSNBC. Cascio’s new title is vice president of cable programming development. He is scheduled to start at MSNBC in mid-December.

According to a report in Multichannel News, Cascio’s new responsibilities will center around documentary-type programming for MSNBC (which is owned by NBC and Microsoft Corp.), and he will oversee such programs as Headliners and Legends and Time and Again.

A&E execs have been reluctant to comment, offering only this official statement from Brooke Bailey Johnson, executive VP/general manager: ‘We will miss Michael both personally and professionally. We wish him the very best of luck.’ Johnson will assume Cascio’s duties until the spring.

At press time, Cascio could not be reached for comment.

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