Margaret Loesch

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Margaret Loesch
Alma mater University of New Orleans
Occupation Entertainment executive
Parents Margaret M. Loesch

Margaret Ann Loesch, is a veteran television executive, multi-award–winning producer, who is currently the President and CEO of Discovery Communications and Hasbro Inc's joint venture television network, Hub Network.[1] On June 12, 2014, she announced that she will be stepping down from her position sometime at the end of the year.[2]

Early life[edit]

Margaret Ann Loesch was born to Margaret M. Loesch. She attended the University of New Orleans, studying political science.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1971, Loesch started her entertainment career with television programming and production positions at ABC then in 1979 with NBC. She then moved in 1979 to Hanna-Barbera Productions as Vice President for Children's Programming moving up to Executive Vice President. In 1984, she joined Marvel Productions as President and Chief Executive Officer.[4] Loesch had also ran Fox Kids from 1990[3][1] until 1997.[4] During this time she bought the X-Men TV series (which would prove to be wildly popular) for the network.[5] For most of 1998, Loesch was President of the Jim Henson Television Group, where she was involved in the Odyssey Channel agreement with Hallmark Entertainment and National Interfaith Cable Coalition. She then move over to Odyssey in November 1998 as president and chief executive officer. With Hallmark taking over a majority ownership in Odyssey, Loesch lead a re-branding of Odyssey to the Hallmark Channel in 1999.[4] In 2003, Loesch and Bruce Stein formed Hatchery, a family entertainment and consumer product company.[6] She was hired for Hub Network CEO position in July 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kids vet Margaret Loesch to run Hasbro-Discovery cable network". Los Angeles Times. July 16, 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (June 12, 2014). "Margaret Loesch to Exit as Hub Network Chief". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Margaret Loesch Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo!. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Margaret Loesch To Leave Position As President And CEO, Crown Media United States; Lana Corbi To Assume Post.". Business Wire. the Free Library.com. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Mangels, Andy (August 1993). "Scorching the Screen". Wizard: X-Men Turn Thirty. pp. 70–73. 
  6. ^ Hofmeister, Sallie (November 12, 2003). "Former TV, Toy Execs Form New Company". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 

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