John Sykes has stepped down as Infinity Broadcasting chairman/CEO and will migrate to a new role at MTV Networks, with Joel Hollander taking his place at Infinity.
Both companies are owned by Viacom.
Hollander, who was previously Infinity president/COO, will assume overall responsibility for the company’s 183 radio stations and its day-to-day operations.
Sykes, a former CAA agent, had led Infinity since March 2002 after eight years as president of VH1. In his new position, he will oversee development of new branded television networks for MTV.
“John brought real big-picture, out of the box thinking to radio,” Infinity Co-President and Co-COO Leslie Moonves said. “He has wanted to get back to television for some time, and this new role represents a great opportunity for him to do what he loves most.”