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GSN CEO David Goldhill to Leave Company

GSN CEO David Goldhill will leave the company after a decade as head of the entertainment network.

In a statement, Goldhill said he will work with network shareholders Sony and AT&T to “identify new leadership” for both the company’s television and games business. Goldhill joined GSN in 2007 after a stint as president Universal Television Group.

“After 10 years as CEO of GSN, I have informed our Board that I will be stepping down this year.  I am working with our shareholders to identify new leadership for both our television and games businesses, and will be fully engaged in managing both businesses until new executives are in place.

Goldhill said in a press statement: “I am very proud of all that has been accomplished in the past ten years, and believe as strongly as ever in our extraordinary opportunity for growth and innovation.

 I thank our shareholders – SONY and AT&T – for their consistently strong support of both of our businesses.  And I am especially grateful to all of my colleagues at GSN, whose dedication and talent have transformed this Company.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.