Sean Atkins named new MTV US president

Sean Atkins named new MTV US president

MTV has named Sean Atkins as president, overseeing all US creative and business operations for the youth entertainment brand and its sister networks, MTV2 and mtvU.

A veteran media executive with expertise across disciplines, Atkins joins MTV from Discovery Communications, where he most recently served as general manager and executive vice president of digital media and strategy.

Atkins will report to Doug Herzog, president of the Viacom Music and Entertainment Group. MTV’s programming co-heads, Mina Lefevre, executive vice president and head of scripted development, and Lauren Dolgen, head of reality programming and executive vice president of series development, will report directly to Atkins.

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