Former E! President Suzanne Kolb Lands at Discovery Digital Networks

Suzanne Kolb - P 2014
Courtesy of E!

Suzanne Kolb - P 2014

Kolb is named executive vp and general manager of digital brands and series and original digital development.

Former E! president Suzanne Kolb has been hired by Discovery Communications to grow its digital brands and series.

Kolb on Monday was named executive vp and general manager of Discovery Digital Networks to oversee the company’s original digital development, Discovery VR and social media partnerships.

"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 Karen Leever, executive vp and general manager of digital media, to whom Kolb will report.

Kolb left E! in September 2014 after a two-year stint atop the NBCUniversal cable network. While at E!, she launched such hit franchises as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Chelsea Lately, Botched and Total Divas and greenlighted the network’s first original scripted series, The Royals.

In her own statement, Kolb said she would focus on building young adult digital brands at Discovery.

"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," she said.