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Cyma Zarghami Out as President of Nickelodeon

Exec leaves after more than 30 years at the company, including 12 as president. 

Cyma Zarghami is leaving her job as president of Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami has announced her departure from the company she has worked at for more than three decades.

Considered one of the giant figures in children’s television, Zarghami joined Nick as a scheduling clerk in 1985 and became its president in in 2006.

Parent company Viacom has appointed Sarah Levy, COO of its global entertainment group, to run Nick while a successor to Zarghami was sought.

During her tenure, Nick became a global brand for children’s entertainment, offering linear and multiplatform content, amusive, live experiences and consumer products.

Bob Bakish, the president and CEO of Viacom, commented: “Over the course of her career, Cyma has played an integral role in growing Nickelodeon into the dominant force in kids’ entertainment. Her instincts for creating content and experiences that kids love have been vital to the brand’s success around the world. Looking to the future, we are excited to build on this strong foundation as we continue to evolve the business and connect with young audiences in new and innovative ways. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Cyma for her leadership and wish her every success.”

Source: Nickelodeon, Variety

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