AMC Networks names Christina Spade to replace Ed Carroll

Christina Spade

AMC Networks has appointed former ViacomCBS exec Christina Spade as its chief operating officer, in the latest tweak to the company’s senior ranks.

Spade became CFO at AMC in January and is now also adding the COO remit, continuing to report into interim CEO Matt Blank.

Prior to AMC, Spade had been CFO for Showtime and CBS at ViacomCBS.

She replaces long-serving exec Ed Carroll, who revealed in September he would be stepping down as COO at the end of the year.

Carroll became the latest senior figure to depart AMC, following Josh Sapan’s decision in August to step down as president & CEO.

He became exec vice chairman, with Blank taking up the interim CEO role – a move that sparked further rumours over the future of the company, mainly focused on a potential takeover or the Dolan family taking the operator private.

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