Kraig Kitchin Parts Ways As CEO With Glenn Beck's 'The Blaze,' Two Other Execs Exit
February 1, 2016 at 4:36 AM (PT)
Multiple sources are reporting that THE BLAZE CEO KRAIG KITCHIN has quit the GLENN BECK-owned network, with several reports of "increased turmoil" within the organization.
THE DAILY BEAST notes, "KITCHIN, 54, who took over operations of BECK’s conservative-leaning subscription digital and cable television enterprise last JUNE -- after two previous CEOs abruptly left in the space of six months -- is resigning along with two other senior executives: JEREMY PRICE, Dir./Advertising Sales and LIZ JULIS, Dir./Marketing."
There could be more upheaval, as some are predicting a “mass exodus” from the NEW YORK studios.
KITCHEN explained he would keep a hand in THE BLAZE, writing to staffers, “Our organization -- THE BLAZE -- deserves and needs an exclusively focused leader and that’s something I cannot provide, given existing commitments I choose to honor,” KITCHIN wrote, adding that, “I’m not leaving this company. I’ll stay with THE BLAZE, working every day as the Interim Head of Sales with a focus on finding the right person for that position, assisting in the transition, on advertiser growth, program development, and industry relations.”