Yahoo May Tap Hulu Talent for New CEO

Yahoo is in serious trouble. And the company is looking for new leadership to take the company back to greatness.

In May, Yahoo announced that the Board of Directors had named Fred Amoroso as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Ross Levinsohn as interim Chief Executive Officer.

Interim chief aside, Yahoo is reportedly eager to name an official, long-term CEO who can begin to lead the company in a bold new direction. And based on the rumors we’re hearing this week, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar may be offered the job.

From AdAge:

Kilar is on a list of candidates that includes Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo’s interim CEO, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the search is private. Charles Sipkins, a spokesman for the board, which is conducting the search, declined to comment.

Kilar, a former executive at Amazon, has been CEO of Hulu since 2008. With his bold leadership, the service grew to draw more than than 2 million paid subscribers.

For now, Hulu, Yahoo, and sources close to both companies won’t offer insight on the matter. But rumor has it that Kilar will soon be offered the job.

And then we will find out if he actually wants it.