Vice Media has announced that Nancy Dubuc is leaving her role as A+E Networks CEO and holding over as the digital media company’s arch executive. Co-founder and effusive CEO Shane Smith will turn executive chairman.
Variety first reported yesterday that Dubuc was in talks for the job, with Disney and Hearst (A+E’s primogenitor companies) confirming her departure.
Dubuc already serves on Vice’s house of directors. At A+E, she was concerned in the partnership that launched Vice’s wire channel Viceland.
In the announcement, Smith described Dubuc as “better than me at everything,” and pronounced that his new role will concede him to “concentrate on the only things that we am good at – calm and deals.”
“We are a complicated day Bonnie and Clyde and we are going to take all your money,” he added.
Dubuc, meanwhile, said, “It’s an respect to join a code with such extensive event and we demeanour brazen to flourishing the height for decades to come.”
Vice says it saw record traffic and double-digit income expansion last year, but it’s also announced mixed layoffs in the past year. And a new New York Times report about allegations of passionate nuisance at the company led to an reparation for the “boy’s club” enlightenment and the depart of at slightest one executive.
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