March can’t come any slower for MTV as they will be losing their president at the end of this month. Christina Norman, who gained the position of president for MTV in the Spring of 2005, will be leaving her post to pursue other interests in her career.
Norman flourished in her 17 years with the company where she started as a freelance production manager and worked her way up to the top. In her tenure as president, Norman succeeded in boosting ratings that featured a rejuvenation of the MTV reality-era with shows like The Hills and A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila.
This was not her first experience with reality shows though. In 2004 she was appointed president of MTV’s sister network VH1, where she managed to help its network jump out of a ratings slump with celeb-related TV shows. Both of these positions made her one of highest-ranking African American’s in the television industry.
Only 47 years old, Norman still has a lot to look forward to in her career, but it comes with hesitant acceptance from her boss. Van Toffler, president of MTV Music/Logo Group announced the decision yesterday to his MTV staff with no resolution for the future as to who will take over.
For the time being, Toffler will relieve Norman at the beginning of March where he will hold the president position until he and the company can find a replacement.
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Reported By Edwin Ortiz