AMC Networks names Kristin Dolan Chief Executive Officer of the company

The existing board member's new role will be made effective on 27 February 2023.

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AMC Networks has appointed longtime board member, Kristin Dolan as chief executive officer. The role will be made effective on 27 February 2023. “Kristin is a proven executive and operational leader with a track record driving organizational change, a history managing subscription-based businesses, and a deep understanding of audience engagement and advertising," AMC Networks Interim Executive Chairman James L. Dolan said."These are areas of critical importance as we transform our company and monetize our high-quality content. With her considerable experience and knowledge of the company, Kristin is the ideal person to lead AMC Networks into its next chapter as we navigate this transformative period in the industry.”

Throughout her career, Dolan has served in a number of leadership roles including most recently as CEO of 605, the audience measurement and data analytics firm she founded in 2016, where she has led all day-to-day business operations including key client relationships, product development, sales, research, finance, legal and marketing. Prior to founding 605 and serving as its CEO, Dolan spent 16 years in various operating roles at Cablevision Systems Corporation, the country’s 6th largest MVPD, including as Chief Operating Officer.

She also had oversight of Cablevision Media Sales, the company’s advertising sales division, which was widely recognized for its pioneering data strategy that paved the way for an audience-driven approach to television advertising. Dolan also served as a key member of the leadership team that oversaw Cablevision’s 2016 sale to Altice USA for $17.7Billion, the highest revenue multiple in the history of telecom, and helped to lead the subsequent transition. She also held various marketing roles at AMC Networks, formerly known as Rainbow Media, including in Affiliate Marketing and Distribution.

With more than 30 years of media and entertainment experience under her belt, the executive also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), The Wendy’s Company, as well as on Wendy’s Audit and Tech Committees and on Revlon Inc.'s Audit Committee. She has received recongition in the form of a Cable TV Pioneer and a Multichannel News Wonder Woman and is a recipient of the NCTA Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership. “It’s a privilege to join a company with a long legacy of engaging audiences with excellent storytelling and world-class brands,” Dolan said. “It’s also where I started my career in the industry. I look forward to bringing my broad experience—across programming, cable operations, and most recently, utilizing data to reimagine television advertising—to leverage AMC Networks’ strong assets, drive the next phase of the company’s growth, and build shareholder value in the coming years.”

Kristin is a proven executive and operational leader with a track record driving organizational change, a history managing subscription-based businesses, and a deep understanding of audience engagement and advertising. These are areas of critical importance as we transform our company and monetize our high-quality content. With her considerable experience and knowledge of the company, Kristin is the ideal person to lead AMC Networks into its next chapter as we navigate this transformative period in the industry.” James L. Dolan Interim Executive Chairman, AMC Networks