Renamed Hearst Media Production Group Cements Leadership


Until now, it has been known as Litton Entertainment. That name is being phased out, as a senior leadership team has been formed to serve on what will now be known as Hearst Media Production Group.

Three executives will take newly created positions at Hearst Media Production Group, which was formed in September 2021 to expand Hearst Television’s original program production and distribution, incorporating existing resources from Litton Entertainment and the weekly syndicated program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”

  • Bryan Curb has been named EVP/GM of educational/informational (E/I) programming. He was Chief Creative Officer for Litton Entertainment.  Before joining Litton in 2018, he was founder and CEO of MTO Productions, an independent television and video production company.
  • Angelica Rosas McDaniel will serve as EVP/GM of entertainment. She previously served as EVP/Strategy and Creative Development for Litton Entertainment. McDaniel will lead the newly formed entertainment unit, with a focus on unscripted original program development and related marketing, syndication and distribution. She joined Litton in 2020 from CBS Corporation, where she served for nine years, most recently as executive vice president of daytime programs and syndicated program development.
  • Serving as CFO is Chris Matthews; he was SVP/CFO for Litton since 2016.

Litton was founded in 1989; Hearst acquired a majority interest in 2017 and the balance in 2021.