Mark Robichaux has been named editor of Multichannel News, overseeing both digital and print initiatives for the authoritative brand.
The announcement was made Thursday by Reed Television & Publishing Group president Jeff DeBalko and Television Group publisher Larry Dunn.
“Mark is not only a great journalist, but a forward thinker,” said DeBalko. “He demonstrated his astute talents at B&C and is perfect to lead the continuing evolution of the Multichannel News brand.”
Robichaux takes over at Multichannel News after guiding B&C as editor since August, when he was promoted from executive editor.
Under Mark's leadership, traffic to the B&C Website has grown sharply, and the magazine has been nominated for a Mirror Award for Overall Excellence from Syracuse University 's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A 13-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, Robichaux is also a celebrated author, having penned Cable Cowboy, the definitive book on industry giant John Malone.
Robichaux joins Multichannel News as the brand has seen tremendous growth on the digital side, while maintaining the magazine’s reputation as a must-read in the cable industry and beyond.
DeBalko and Dunn also announced that Ben Grossman has been named editor of Broadcasting & Cable.
“Ben’s unique combination of journalism and business experience makes him an ideal choice to continue the transformation of the B&C brand from one the most highly-respected magazines in the industry into a leading multi-platform content delivery company,” said DeBalko. “His energy and innovative thinking make him perfectly suited to build on B&C’s reputation as a thought leader in the evolving business we cover.”
Grossman was formerly Los Angeles Bureau Chief for B&C. Prior to joining B&C in 2005, he was a corporate communications executive in both the entertainment and sports industries, and also has experience in television production. Grossman graduated with honors from the Boston University School of Communications with a journalism degree and holds a M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA.
The company also announced that editorial director Tom Steinert-Threlkeld is no longer with the organization.