Nickelodeon Programming Exec Marjorie Cohen to Depart

Nickelodeon’s top programming executive Majorie Cohn, a 26-year veteran of the network, is leaving, a spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Cohn most recently served as president of content development at Nickelodeon, adding animation and digital to a portfolio that already included live-action programming after Brown Johnson exited the network last year. In her tenure, she had overseen hits like Rugrats, iCarly and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Since Russell Hicks took on the new role of head of content development and production last August, Nickelodeon has been shifting its creative headquarters to Los Angeles (Cohn was based in New York). With her departure, all content executives will nowreport to Hicks.

As part of the restructuring, Alison Dexter, executive VP of Nickelodeon Productions will also be leaving, with production groups now reporting directly to live action and animation executives.

Deadline first reported the story.