Michael J. Kelly, former president of AOL Media Networks, has been named President and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies. Kelly will be responsible for the strategic direction and operations of The Weather Channel, The Weather Channel Interactive, weather.com, and The Weather Channel Mobile, the largest content provider on the mobile Web; as well as Weather Services International and Enterprise Electronics Corporation.
Kelly has a print background, starting his career in 1980 at the Chicago Tribune. He moved to Time Inc. in 1983 where he stayed for 17 years. He was president of AOL Media networks, a division of Time Warner, from 2004 to 2007.