Cyma Zarghami is stepping down as Nickelodeon president

After 12 years of leading Nickelodeon, long-time executive Cyma Zarghami is leaving Nickelodeon and its parent company Viacom.

Zarghami joined Nickelodeon in 1985 as a scheduling clerk and rose to become General Manager in 1996. Since 2006 she has been President of Nickelodeon (and of various other kids-and-family titles for Viacom networks).

Sarah Levy, chief operating officer of Viacom’s global entertainment group, will lead Nickelodeon on an interim basis until a successor is chosen.

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