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Anthony Soohoo leaves CBS Interactive

March 9, 2011 |  8:31 am

The general manager of entertainment for CBS Interactive announced Wednesday he would leave, following last week's naming of Clicker.TV founder Jim Lanzone as president.  Anthony Sooho0

Anthony Soohoo wrote in a memo to CBS Interactive staff that, after eight months of discussions, he was ready to pursue the next chapter in his life. "I made a personal commitment to work through the transition until we had a new leader at CBS Interactive," he wrote. "Now that we have named Jim Lanzone as our new president, the time is right for me to step out and seek my next challenge."

Soohoo joined CBS in 2007 with its acquisition of Dotspotter, an entertainment site built around community that he co-founded and for which he served as CEO. During his three years with the network's digital group, revenue has increased by 700%, he wrote, and the network's portal, CBS.com, increased its audience tenfold. 

"Anthony is a terrific example of the kind of entrepreneur who helps build our business, sets us up for continued future growth, and then stays very close to CBS to make sure we're in constant connection with the best ideas and talent in Silicon Valley," CBS chief Leslie Moonves said in a statement.  "I thank him for his contributions."

-- Dawn C. Chmielewski

Photo: Anthony Shoohoo. Credit: CBS Interactive

 

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