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WE tv president Marc Juris stepping down

Marc Juris is stepping down from WE tv, the pay-TV lifestyle and entertainment channel of AMC Networks, as president and general manager. Juris (pictured) joined WE tv in 2013 and is expected ...
October 28, 2020

Marc Juris is stepping down from WE tv, the pay-TV lifestyle and entertainment channel of AMC Networks, as president and general manager.

Juris (pictured) joined WE tv in 2013 and is expected to leave the network at the end of the year. During his tenure, Juris presided over the network’s rebranding and the launch of successful reality franchises including Growing Up Hip HopMarriage Boot CampLove After Lockup and Life After Lockup.

AMC Networks has not yet named a replacement for Juris.

“My years at AMC Networks have been among the most rewarding and fulfilling of my entire career. This is a company that has always had an outsized impact by taking chances and having the confidence to make big moves and that has become part of my professional DNA,” Juris said in a statement. “I’m thankful for our talented team and very proud of the shows we’ve made and the relationships we have forged with viewers. Our industry is in the midst of profound change and transformation, but the elements that make a good story are universal. I believe in the power of storytelling and look forward to writing the next few chapters of my own, wherever that takes me.”

Prior to joining WE tv, Juris spent nearly a decade at cable network truTV, overseeing its transformation from CourtTV. As EVP and COO, he transformed the network into a top 10 cable net with such series as Hardcore PawnImpractical JokersStorage Hunters and South Beach Tow, among others.

Before truTV, Juris was president of Fuse Network; and was SVP of original programming, and later general manager, of AMC, where he transitioned the network from ad-free to ad-supported.

“We first worked with Marc many years ago, when he was running original programming for an early version of AMC and then became the general manager who took the network from ad-free to ad-supported, a move that fueled much of the growth and distinction that was to follow,” said Josh Sapan, president and chief executive officer of AMC Networks. “His keen eye for brands and for compelling content have been demonstrated here and elsewhere. He’s recognized as a leader in our industry and for good reason. We wish him nothing but the best as he departs to find his next opportunity.”

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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