Nickelodeon Monday announced the promotion network veteran Marjorie Cohn to president of original programming and development for the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.
Cohen, formerly executive vice president of development and original programming, will continue to oversee Nickelodeon's live-action creative executive teams on both the East and West Coasts, and well as to helm all original programming for the adult-targeted Nick at Nite and teen-targeted TeenNick networks. The 23-year Nickelodeon veteran will also oversee all original television movies for Nickelodeon as part of the newly created position.
Cohn is credited with creating several of Nickelodeon most successful live action series, including iCarly, Drake & Josh; Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide; Zoey 101 and True Jackson, VP.
"Margie has been the driving force behind some of Nickelodeon's biggest hits during her tenure with Nick; from classics like Clarissa Explains It All to new hits like Big Time Rush she's demonstrated a knack for identifying and helping to mold properties that connect with our audience," said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group Zarghami in a statement. "With an exciting slate of TV movies and live-action offerings on the horizon, we are excited to see what new and amazing content she will bring to our expanding business."