Van Court Takes GM Hit To Noggin


Tanya Van Court has been named senior vice president and general manager of  educational preschool service Noggin, ParentsConnect and Nick

Van Court, who had been leading Nickelodeon’s preschool and parents online businesses, will add day-to-day management of Noggin, where she will spearhead all of its creative and marketing efforts. 

She had been running the programmer’s preschool and parents online businesses, including (Playtime and Nick Jr. Parents); broadband offerings Nick Jr. Video and Nick Jr. Parents TV;;; and

In her new position, Van Court will report to Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group COO Sarah Kirshbaum Levy and executive vice president, digital media Steve Young for TV and new media, respectively.

"Tanya's wealth of knowledge and experience in the preschool and parenting space, and her success with our related online businesses, make her a natural to take on this expanded role," said Levy in a statement. "We look forward to Tanya bringing this leadership to her new role atop both our preschool and parenting TV and online businesses."

Added Youngwood, "Just as she has done within our digital portfolio, in this role she will build and advance our position in the overall preschool and parenting space. Under Tanya's direction, has upheld and grown its status as the number-one preschool destination and ParentsConnect has become the go-to site for moms and dads."

Van Court joined Nickelodeon in 2006 as senior vice president, preschool and parents online. Prior to Nickelodeon, Van Court served as vice president of new-media products for ESPN, where she led the launches of broadbadn servive ESPN 360. Her career has also included stints at Cablevision and Covad Communications.