James F. Blue III Named Head Of Smithsonian Channel

ViacomCBS’s MTV Entertainment Group (formerly Entertainment & Youth) has named PBS NewsHour and former Nightline producer James F. Blue III as SVP, head of Smithsonian Channel. Blue will also oversee news and factual unscripted content for MTV Entertainment’s portfolio of brands across streaming, linear and digital, dual-reporting to Chris McCarthy, president, MTV Entertainment Group and Nina L. Diaz, president of content and chief creative officer.