Mark Rosenthal Stepping Down As Current TV CEO

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Current TV CEO Mark Rosenthal is leaving the network, a Current TV spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Network co-founder Joel Hyatt will replace Rosenthal as CEO, effective immediately.

"After six years as a board member, and two years leading Current as CEO, Mark Rosenthal is leaving the company and Joel Hyatt, who co-founded Current with Chairman Al Gore, will again assume the title of CEO," a Current TV spokesperson said in a statement.

The spokesperson said Rosenthal's departure was a mutual agreement between him and the network.

Rosenthal came on as CEO of Current in 2009 after serving as president and COO of MTV Networks for nearly a decade.

AdWeek first reported the story.