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    A+E exec Nancy Dubuc confirmed as Vice Media’s new CEO


    Vice Media has announced that Nancy Dubuc is leaving her role A+E Networks CEO and taking over as the digital media company’s chief executive. Co-founder and outgoing CEO Shane Smith will become executive chairman.

    Variety first reported yesterday that Dubuc was in talks for the job, with Disney and Hearst (A+E’s parent companies) confirming her departure.

    Dubuc already serves on Vice’s board of directors. At A+E, she was involved in the partnership that launched Vice’s cable channel Viceland.

    In the announcement, Smith described Dubuc as “better than me at everything” and said that his new role will allow him to “concentrate on the only things that I am good at – content and deals.”

    “We are a modern day Bonnie and Clyde and we are going to take all your money,” he added.

    Dubuc, meanwhile, said, “It’s an honor to join a brand with such tremendous opportunity and I look forward to growing the platform for decades to come.”

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