Former C-SPAN manager of business development Barkley Kern is returning to the public affairs net as vice president of digital media.
Most recently, Kern had served as vice president of operations at CQ Roll Call. Kern will oversee C-SPAN archives, which includes its online video library, its website, and other digital products and services, including mobile apps.
Kern was with C-SPAN for a dozen years -- 1986 to 1998 -- before exiting to head up Capital Advantage, which was acquired by Roll Call in August 2008.
"Barkley Kern brings to his new position a great appreciation for C-SPAN's mission," said C-SPAN co-president Rob Kennedy in a statement. "We're pleased that he's returning to help C-SPAN take advantage of emerging new media and mobile app technologies, with the ultimate goal of connecting our nationwide audience to politics and Washington."