Who is Kristin Dolan: All you need to know about the new AMC Networks CEO and wife of embattled Knicks and Rangers owner

Kristin Dolan is a seasoned media and entertainment executive with over 30 years of experience in the game. She recently assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at AMC Networks, a renowned global entertainment company.

The company is known for its popular and award-winning content, AMC Networks, the home of hit shows like “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead”.

AMC welcomes Dolan as a dynamic leader with a rich history in the industry.

Dolan is also well known as the wife of a popular and successful American businessman, James L. Dolan. She came into the limelight through her husband’s fame.

James L. Dolan is the CEO of a renowned company, Maddison Square garden which is very popular around the world.

After marrying her husband, Dolan also became the manager and director of Maddison Square garden.

James Dolan was sued for sexual assault by a woman in Tennessee.

Kristin’s Journey

Before her current role, Dolan served as the CEO of 605. The firm is an audience measurement and data analytics she founded in 2016.
At 605, she ran all aspects of the business, including client relationships, product development, sales, research, finance, legal, and marketing plus her expertise in audience analytics positioned her as a leader in the field.

As part of Kristin’s journey, we find a remarkable 16-year tenure at Cablevision Systems Corporation. There, she held various operating roles, culminating in her position as Chief Operating Officer.

She led a workforce of over 10,000 employees and was in charge of cable operations. Dolan played a crucial role in Cablevision’s landmark sale to Altice USA in 2016 for $17.7 billion.

Her previous roles at AMC Networks, then known as Rainbow Media, included key positions in Affiliate Marketing and Distribution.


Beyond AMC Networks, Dolan serves on the Board of Directors for Sphere Entertainment and The Wendy’s Company.

She was recognized as a Cable TV Pioneer and a Multichannel News Wonder Woman and also earned the NCTA Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership.

Dolan expressed excitement over her appointment, in her words, “I am honored to lead AMC Networks at such a pivotal time and look forward to working with the company’s exceptional team to chart a course for continued success.”

Dolan is expected to resume her CEO position on February 27, ready to navigate the ever-evolving media landscape.
AMC Networks anticipates a positive trajectory under her leadership, with Dolan bringing a wealth of experience and a vision for the future.


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