Hulu President Kelly Campbell Exits, Reportedly Eyeing Role at Peacock

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly Campbell, the president of Hulu, has left the company after two years for a potential new role at NBCUniversal.

What’s Happening:

  • Kelly Campbell has been the president of the streaming service Hulu for less than two years. She has left the company “effective immediately.”
  • In the meantime, Kelly Campbell’s direct reports Scott Donaton, Reagan Feeney, Karin Gilford, Brian Henderson and Annie Luo will report to Rebecca Campbell, Disney’s chairman of international operations and direct-to-consumer.
  • Sources at The Hollywood Reporter note that, if the deal were to go through, Campbell would be replacing  Gidon Katz, NBCUniversal’s former direct to consumer president, at the rival streaming service Peacock.

What They’re Saying:

  • While not mentioning a reason for Kelly Campbell’s departure, Rebbecca Campbell said: “Hulu remains an important part of our direct-to-consumer strategy, and I look forward to working closely with all of you until her replacement is named.”
  • Kelly Campbell wrote this departing message: “Four years ago I accepted my dream job when I joined Hulu. And it didn’t disappoint. I worked with the best of the best, in a values driven culture full of the most talented people around. I’m incredibly proud of what we achieved together. While I’ve made the decision to move on from Hulu, I’ll forever bleed green.”