Kim Martin Exiting as WE tv President

Kim Martin, the longtime leader of WE tv, is leaving her position at the women’s-targeted service.

Martin, who has served as president and general manager of WE tv for nine years, will transition into an advisory role at AMC Networks, reporting to CEO Josh Sapan.

The programmer didn’t have any immediate comment about who would assume the immediate executive leadership role at WE tv.

AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll forwarded an internal memo to workers at the programmer, informing them of Martin’s move.

The following are excerpts from that document:

"Kim is an extremely talented executive with an impressive track record at WE tv. Under her leadership, the network’s distribution has grown, viewership is up and WE tv is a top 3 women’s network on Thursday and Friday nights.

“I want to thank Kim for her many contributions to the company. Her leadership, commitment to excellence and her unflagging enthusiasm have made her a key member of the executive team, and has cemented WE tv’s reputation as a great place to work,” Carroll wrote.

Earlier in her career, Martin was an affiliate distribution and marketing executive for Rainbow Media (the AMC Networks predecessor) and Discovery Networks.