RTL Group today announced the appointment of Jennifer Mullin as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FremantleMedia, effective 1 September 2018. Jennifer Mullin, currently CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), will succeed Cécile Frot-Coutaz who, as announced in March 2018, is leaving to join YouTube.
Jennifer Mullin’s successor as CEO of FMNA will be announced in due course. Until then, she will remain CEO of FMNA.
Bert Habets, CEO of RTL Group, says: “I am absolutely delighted that Jennifer Mullin – one of the most experienced and successful producers and creatives within our Group – is taking over the leadership of FremantleMedia. A strong and hugely respected leader, Jennifer has been a key force in FremantleMedia’s creative renewal across unscripted and scripted programming and has a matchless understanding of the global content industry. I warmly welcome Jennifer in her new role and wish her every success – and I am very much looking forward to working with her to further drive the growth of our global content business.”
Jennifer Mullin has been CEO of FMNA, the largest unit of the global FremantleMedia Group, since May 2017. In this role she has had full responsibility for FMNA’s overall management and business performance, leading the development, production and business operations of over 900 hours of network, cable and syndicated scripted and unscripted programming. Alongside American Gods, this has included such juggernaut hits as America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Family Feud, Match Game, and The Price is Right.
Jennifer joined FMNA as Senior Vice President of Current Programming in 2005, becoming Executive Vice President of Current Programming in 2012 and then Co-CEO of FMNA in 2015. During this time, she helmed FMNA’s extensive slate of unscripted programming, significantly growing FMNA’s presence in the game show and reality competition genres.
Prior to joining FMNA, Jennifer worked as an Executive Producer at companies such as Paramount, Telepictures and Universal.