RevoltPromotes Key Execs

Revolt Monday announced several executive promotions within its marketing, sales and programming divisions.

James Brown has been promoted to executive vice president of content distribution, talent and marketing groups, adding to his duties of overseeing the network’s consumer, social and affiliate initiatives, said network officials.

Michael Roche has been named executive vice president of sales and partnerships, adding the Integrated Marketing and Research departments to his oversight of the rapid expansion of Revolt’s advertiser portfolio.

Angela B. Turner promotion to senior vice president of affiliate and consumer marketing will add oversight of the network’s new consumer marketing team to her affiliate marketing role, while Rahman Dukes’ promotion to senior vice president of news, programming and digital will allow him to continue to lead a team of young culture shifters creating innovative and grounding-breaking documentaries, digital and social campaigns, said the network.

 “It’s undeniable that Revolt’s continued success has a direct correlation to the hard work that Angela, Michael, JB, and Rahman have invested,” said Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales in a statement.  "As the industry continues to evolve, Revolt is committed to being a leader in this space and I couldn’t think of a smarter, stronger and dedicated executive team to work alongside.” 

R. Thomas Umstead

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.