Executive changes at Fusion today as Billy Kimball, with the network as chief programming officer since its launch, is stepping down.
“Throughout his tenure, Billy has worked tirelessly to constantly improve our existing shows, nurture our talent, and develop exciting new projects, many of which are now reaching the pilot phase,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee wrote in a memo to staff obtained by TVNewser.
“As you all know, Billy is a brilliant producer and we hope to continue working with him on a number of projects in the future.”
Replacing Kimball is Wade Beckett, who was most recently showrunner for ESPN’s SportsNation after six years as an executive at NBCUniversal’s G4 network. “Wade is an experienced producer with a demonstrated track record of developing and leading innovative programming that resonates with new audiences,” Lee says.
Lee’s full memo to staff after the jump.