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Kenny named CEO of Weather Channel

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Atlanta—The Weather Channel Cos. has named David Kenny as chairman-CEO. Kenny succeeds Mike Kelly, who had been president-CEO since 2009. Kelly will continue as special adviser to Kenny and the board of directors. Kenny was previously president of Akamai and chairman-CEO at Digitas. He currently serves as a member of Yahoo's board of directors.

The Weather Channel is owned by a consortium of Bain Capital, the Blackstone Group and NBC Universal. The consortium said the following in a statement: "David brings a strong leadership background having served as chief executive at global companies across different aspects of the media industry. This experience gives him a deep understanding of the TV and digital business, and he has the leadership experience and vision to drive global initiatives across all platforms.”

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