Paul Greenberg Exits as FYI Chief; Gena McCarthy to Take Over

Paul Greenberg - H 2016
Courtesy of A+E Networks

Paul Greenberg - H 2016

Paul Greenberg is stepping down from his role as head of A+E Networks cabler FYI.

Greenberg had spent two years serving as executive vp and GM of FYI and as head of A+E Networks' 45th and Dean, its in-house digital content studio. He will now launch his own digital video consulting firm called Butter Works.

Gena McCarthy, FYI executive vp programming and development, has been elevated to take over for Greenberg. The exec, who has been with FYI since 2013, will report to A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group president Paul Buccieri and A+E Networks programming president Rob Sharenow. A+E Networks president of international and digital media Sean Cohan will oversee 45th and Dean.

Before joining A+E two years ago, Greenberg was CEO of College Humor and Nylon. He will reunite with College Humor and Nylon writer-director Vince Peone at Butter Works, which will serve as a full-service consulting firm for digital ventures, including business and creative support.

Variety was first to report Greenberg's exit.