Current TV CEO Mark Rosenthal is leaving the network, a
Current TV spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Network co-founder Joel Hyatt will
replace Rosenthal as CEO, effective immediately.
"After six years as a board member, and two years
leading Current as CEO, Mark Rosenthal is leaving the company and Joel Hyatt,
who co-founded Current with Chairman Al Gore, will again assume the title of
CEO," a Current TV spokesperson said in a statement.
The spokesperson said Rosenthal's departure was a mutual
agreement between him and the network.
Rosenthal came on as CEO of Current in 2009 after serving as
president and COO of MTV Networks for nearly a decade.
AdWeek first reported the story.