Jason Kilar And Ann Sarnoff Exit WarnerMedia Ahead Of Discovery Merger


It’s been revealed that both Jason Kilar and Ann Sarnoff have exited WarnerMedia ahead of the company’s merger with Discovery.

This news comes to us via CNN, and they revealed that former WarnerMedia chief executive Jason Kilar announced Tuesday that he will depart the company since Discovery’s acquisition of the media conglomerate is almost complete.

Here’s what Kilar told WarnerMedia employees in an internal memo:

With the pending transaction with Discovery nearing close, now is the right time to share with each of you that I will be departing this amazing company.

Kilar’s departure from WarnerMedia shouldn’t come as a surprise.

However, it seems as though Jason doesn’t see his time as chief executive as a waste of time.

He described leading WarnerMedia as “the honour of my lifetime.”

Kilar then added:

My heart is so full, and I am beyond thankful to each of you. There is no better team on the planet, and I will savour every last step as I wander the lot in Burbank several more times this week, with this team on my mind, always.

Jason Kilar and Ann Sarnoff have left WarnerMedia ahead of the Discovery merger


Credit: WarnerMedia

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It was also revealed that Ann Sarnoff has also left the company.

Sarnoff was WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group chairman and CEO.

Variety revealed that Sarnoff was informed by leadership on Tuesday that her position would be eliminated.

David Zaslav, the incoming CEO of the merged Warner Bros. Discovery, had this to say about Sarnoff:

I want to thank Ann for all of her leadership during a transformational period for the company and our industry. She has been a passionate and committed steward of the world’s most formidable creative engine and has led with integrity, focus and hard work in bringing WarnerMedia’s businesses, brands and workforce closer together.

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