MTV president of programming Susanne Daniels is leaving the cable network, the second major Viacom Inc. network executive to leave the company in as many days.
Daniels left the company to take over original content duties for YouTube. MTV is not expected to fill Daniels' position, according to sources close to the situation.
Daniels is the second Viacom Inc. network executive to leave the company this week following the departure earlier of VH1 president Tom Calderone.
Earlier in the day Mina Lefevre was promoted to executive vice president and head of scripted development for the network. Lefevre joined MTV in 2013 as senior vice president of scripted programming, launching such original scripted series as Scream, Finding Carter, and Faking It.
Lefevre will report to Friedman.
"Mina has an incredible talent for developing entirely new worlds, stories, and characters that always feel relatable and real to our fans,” said Friedman in a statement. “As MTV continues to pursue even more ambitious scripted projects, we’re thrilled to have the leadership of a creative, collaborative executive like Mina.”