MTV President Sean Atkins Steps Down

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EXCLUSIVE: Sean Atkins is stepping down as President of MTV a little over a year after joining the network. I’ve learned that Atkins opted to leave when Viacom Music and Entertainment Group president Doug Herzog, to whom he reports, informed him of a plan to bring in an executive over him. Atkins, who will stay on as a consultant through January, advising on the transition, announced his surprising departure in a note to his staff this morning. (You can read it below the…