Weather Channel names Yahoo director Kenny as CEO (omg!)

omg! – (Reuters) – Weather Channel said on Tuesday it has appointed David Kenny, a Yahoo Inc director, as its new chairman and chief executive, taking over from Mike Kelly. The cable channel, which is jointly owned by Comcast Corp’s NBC Universal and private equity firms Blackstone Group LP and Bain Capital, will be looking to Kenny’s digital experience as president of Akamai Technologies Inc and managing partner of VivaKi, a digital advertising unit of Publicis Groupe. Weather Channel is very popular across the Web and mobile devices. …

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