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Dave Morgan, Pete Sniderman to Retire from Positions at Litton Entertainment

9 December 2021
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Dave Morgan, Pete Sniderman to Retire from Positions at Litton Entertainment

Dave Morgan, founder, president and chief executive officer, and Pete Sniderman, chief operating officer, of Litton Entertainment, will retire from their positions at year’s end.

With 32 series and hundreds of hours of Emmy Award-winning programming annually on leading broadcast station groups including the ABC stations, and networks including CBS, NBC, Telemundo and The CW, Litton Entertainment is among the leading content providers. Its program portfolio airs in 97 countries, including the company’s dedicated FAST channels – Xplore and The Jack Hanna Channel – which are available on some of the most popular connected TV and streaming platforms.

“Over the course of three decades, Dave has built a tremendous organization, recognized by the industry for unique programming that entertains, educates and inspires,” said Frank Biancuzzo, president of Hearst Media Production Group, the recently launched Hearst Television unit which is Litton Entertainment’s parent organization. “Together with Pete Sniderman, they’ve positioned the company for an exciting and innovative period of growth.”

“I’m most proud of our Litton partnerships and my Litton colleagues who helped me define the gold standard in quality, educational television in America. I leave the television industry better than I found it,” Morgan said. “We created a great company, and we’re pleased that Hearst Media Production Group will bring the resources to help grow Litton to the next level.”

“I’m so gratified to have had the opportunity to make a contribution to programming that educated generations of young people,” Sniderman said. “And I’m excited for the future of the enterprise -- the people and the projects.”

Moving forward, Litton Entertainment’s strong management and creative teams, under the direction of Biancuzzo and the Hearst Media Production Group, will continue to expand original programming across linear and streaming platforms for domestic and international distribution. Hearst acquired a majority interest in Litton Entertainment in 2017, and the balance in 2021.

Morgan founded Litton Entertainment in 1989 and the company quickly garnered a reputation among television executives for producing quality family programming. Today, Litton enjoys a reputation as a world class producer and distributor supplying original television series annually for major U.S. broadcast television networks and streaming services and platforms. It has a library of more than 4,000 hours of award-winning content. Litton’s extensive programming honors include nearly two dozen Daytime Emmys and more than 500 Parents Choice and Telly Awards.

Morgan resides in Charleston, South Carolina, where he has served as a board member for The Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Hospital. In 2006 he was named to the Board of Trustees of The College of Charleston Business School, later joining the faculty as an Adjunct Professor and teacher of a course entitled “The Business of Television.”

Sniderman has overseen Litton’s expansion since 1995 through leadership of several divisions including corporate and advertising sales partnerships, international sales, programming acquisitions, network partnerships, Litton's news division and Litton News Source.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment, a unit of Hearst Media Production Group, is a preeminent independent producer and distributor, creating and distributing hundreds of hours of award-winning quality programming annually across genres and demographics to outlets globally including linear, streaming, digital and social media platforms. Its highly recognized educational/informational (E/I) programming airing Saturdays nationwide includes “Litton’s Weekend Adventure,” on ABC stations; “CBS Dream Team,” on CBS stations; “The More You Know,” on NBC stations; “Mi Telemundo” on the Telemundo network; and “One Magnificent Morning,” on The CW Network. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including “Law&Crime Daily,” the E/I block “Go Time!,” and “Consumer Reports TV.” Litton’s program portfolio airs in 97 countries, including the company’s dedicated FAST channels -- Xplore and The Jack Hanna Channel – available on some of the most popular smart TVs and streaming platforms.

About Hearst Television

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programing across linear and streaming platforms for domestic and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on household OTT devices and available across popular streaming services, offers 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

Contact:

Tom Campo

Campo Communications, LLC

(646) 202-2557

Tom@CampoCommunications.com

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