Former E! president Suzanne Kolb has landed at Discovery where she’s been named EVP and General Manager, Discovery Digital Networks. Effective immediately, Kolb will oversee the company’s portfolio of 70+ web-native brands and series, original digital development, Discovery VR and social partnerships. Kolb will split her time between Discovery’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
“We are very fortunate to have Suzanne leading Discovery Digital Networks – networks that engage millennials and offer meaningful opportunities for advertisers and partners wanting to reach them,” said Karen Leever, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media, to whom Kolb reports. “She is an accomplished entertainment executive and content champion, and I look forward to seeing DDN thrive under her leadership.”
Kolb previously served as President of E! Entertainment, where she was responsible for such hit franchises as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Chelsea Lately, Botched and Total Divas. She also greenlit the network’s first original scripted series, The Royals. She had been with E! for 10 years when she exited in 2014. Earlier in her career, Kolb served as EVP of Marketing at The WB Television Network.