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C-SPAN names new CEO for first time in 34 years

Brian Lamb (Tracy A. Woodward/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Brian Lamb, who has served as CEO of the Washington-based public affairs cable channel since it was founded in 1978, will step down to become the new executive chairman of the C-SPAN board.Taking his place will be both Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain, longtime C-SPAN staffers and current co-presidents, who will become co-CEOs.

Though Kennedy and Swain will be in charge of day-to-day operations, Lamb will still have a role in the C-SPAN’s overall direction, according to the network’s announcement, and he will continue to host his weekly show “Q and A.”

All changes are effective April 1.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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