It is the end of an era for the C-SPAN suite of public affairs cable networks. Brian Lamb, who founded C-SPAN in 1978 and has served as its CEO (and as a program host) ever since, is transitioning to a new role as executive chairman of the board.
In his place, Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain will become co-CEOs of the channel beginning April 1. The pair had been co-presidents of the channels since 2006, and both had been with the company since the 1980′s.
“Susan Swain, Rob Kennedy, and I have been preparing the company for this transition for several years,” said Lamb in a statement. “While each has their areas of expertise, Rob and Susan complement each other professionally. I’m pleased that our Board has given their partnership its unanimous endorsement. They also have a great senior management team with the right skill sets to lead C-SPAN forward.”
More information, after the jump.