Larry Jones

Viacom adds M&A expert to ranks

US media giant Viacom has appointed a mergers and acquisitions specialist to its ranks. Alex Berkett has been named senior VP, corporate development, reporting to CFO Wade Davis. He will lead Viacom’s global corporate development and M&A activity, working with senior executives on partnerships, joint ventures and investments, advising and leading negotiations. Berkett joins fro […]

MTV hands Dolgen reality role amid restructure

Viacom network MTV is merging its east and west coast development teams under veteran reality TV producer Lauren Dolgen. This comes after a round of lay-offs at the east coast office last week that saw the departure of MTV’s executive VP of current programming Elli Hakami. MTV’s US office couldn’t be contacted this morning, but […]

Viacom retools channels under Zarghami, Herzog

Viacom has promoted Cyma Zarghami and Doug Herzog to run its channel operations, which will now be split into two groups under a new restructuring. Both are Viacom veterans, and have now divided up channels Van Toffler previously oversaw before the announcement of his departure earlier this week. Toffler officially exits in April after helping […]

TV Land president exits Viacom

Viacom’s US cable channel TV Land is saying goodbye to its long-serving president, Larry Jones, as part of a restructure. Jones, who joined Viacom in 1988 and later helped to launch TV Land and helmed its launch into scripted programming in 2009, is exiting, with the news coming a day after another Viacom stalwart, MTV […]