Suzanne Kolb (pictured) has joined Discovery Digital Networks, the digital video arm of Discovery Communications, as executive VP and GM.
Effective immediately, Kolb will be tasked with managing the company’s 70+ web-native brands and series, digital development, social partnerships and Discovery VR, the company’s virtual reality division. She reports to Karen Leever, executive VP and GM of digital media, and will equally divide her time between Discovery’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
Most recently, Kolb served as president of E! Entertainment where she was responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy across various platforms in more than 160 countries.
Kolb initially boarded E! as senior VP of marketing for E! Networks before rising to the rank of president of marketing for news and online at E! and The Style Network. Her credits include such hit franchises as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Chelsea Lately, Botched and Total Divas.
“We are very fortunate to have Suzanne leading Discovery Digital Networks – networks that engage millennials and offer meaningful opportunities for advertisers and partners wanting to reach them,” said Leever in a statement. “She is an accomplished entertainment executive and content champion, and I look forward to seeing DDN thrive under her leadership.”
“Discovery Digital Networks offers some of the highest quality and most engaging content in digital today, and I see no limit to its potential to become the next great portfolio of brands within the Discovery family,” added Kolb.