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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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