Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar is on the short list of candidates to take over as head of struggling Internet giant Yahoo.
Kilar is among the leading contenders for the chief executive's post, along with Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
Yahoo's board has yet to be presented with a list of finalists, according to another person close to the situation who asked not to be named because of the confidentiality of the search process.
Kilar, a former top executive at Amazon.com Inc., was recruited to run Hulu because of his Internet experience. He and his team built Hulu into one of the leading online video sites in the U.S., attracting nearly 26 million viewers, according to the most recent figures from measurement firm ComScore Inc.