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MTV President Norman to quit network

February 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Christina Norman, who rose from a freelance production manager to become president of MTV, is quitting at the end of the month. Norman, who has been president since May 2005, wanted to explore something new after 17 years with the company, Van Toffler, president of the MTV Music and Logo Group, said Thursday.

Reality shows such as "The Hills" and "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila" has MTV on a ratings upswing. Norman also oversaw development of the popular video game "Rock Band," and guided the launch of separate networks for college students and young Latinos.

During a period in charge of VH1, she helped transform the network into a pop culture channel dominated by celebrity reality.

"Christina's mark on our company is indelible and it's worth noting that she reinvented herself and our businesses along the way," Toffler said.

Toffler will take over her duties until a replacement can be named.

 

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