Lifetime's Bryson to retire


Lifetime Movie Network chief Louise Henry Bryson is retiring at the end of May after nine years at the company. Bryson worked her way up the ranks to become president of distribution and affiliate business development at Lifetime Networks and executive vp/GM at LMN; Lifetime is in the process of finding a successor to Bryson, who will help with the transition.

Lifetime Networks president and CEO Andrea Wong made the announcement Monday to staffers in an internal memo, saying that Bryson's "leadership has been critical to the great financial success we enjoy today."

Wong credited Bryson with increasing the distribution of LMN and overseeing its ratings growth to become a top 10 cable network and added that Bryson -- who also has worked at FX and NBC -- is planning to travel oversees, including to the upcoming Summer Olympics in Beijing.