March 4, 2019
As expected, AT&T March 4 named former NBC Universal executive Bob Greenblatt chairman of WarnerMedia’s entertainment and over-the-top video businesses. Greenblatt reports to WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey.
Greenblatt, who left NBC Universal six months ago, joins the former Time Warner company following last week’s exits of HBO boss Richard Plepler and Turner’s David Levy.
Greenblatt oversees HBO, TNT, TBS, truTV, and the company’s over-the-top video business. Kevin Reilly remains in charge of Turner programming, in addition to spearheading WarnerMedia’s pending streaming video service.
Meanwhile, longtime home entertainment executive Kevin Tsujihara remains chairman/CEO of Warner Bros., while adding responsibilities involving children and young adult viewers.
Specifically, Tsujihara will now also oversee Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Otter Media, Turner Classic Movies and WarnerMedia’s licensed consumer products.
CNN president Jeff Zucker adds the title chairman of WarnerMedia news and sports, while Gerhard Zeiler transitions from president of Turner International to chief revenue officer at WarnerMedia.
“We have done an amazing job establishing our brands as leaders in the hearts and minds of consumers,” Stankey said in a statement. “Adding Bob Greenblatt to the WarnerMedia family and expanding the leadership scope and responsibilities of Jeff, Kevin and Gerhard — who collectively have more than 80 years of global media experience and success — gives us the right management team to strategically position our leading portfolio of brands, world-class talent and rich library of intellectual property for future growth.”