Warner Bros. Discovery Moving fast with the restructuring.
Kathleen FinchThe US Networks group, which oversees the group, has built its leadership team and reorganized the children’s, young adults and classics division after the departure of Tom Eschem.
Nancy Daniels, who was the Chief Brand Officer of Discovery & Factual, will oversee the content for Turner Networks. The departure of Brett Weitz.
Daniels, who currently oversees male-skewed networks including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel, will look after TNT, TBS and TruTV. Corey Henson, Adrienne O’Rean, Sam Linsky and Tammy Glover will report to him.
Finch wrote in an internal memo to employees seen by Deadline, “With Nancy’s strong leadership skills, her track record of running multiple networks, and her experience as a former producer, she has been able to achieve advantages in these networks with a shared audience.” will enable it.”
On the kids, young adults and classics front, Finch is turning it into three groups: Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Warner Bros. Animation/CN Studios Group.
Michael Ouvelin, who runs Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, will remain in that role and report to Finch along with Amy Friedman, who was head of children and family programming at Warner. Bros, and his team are reporting to Oveline.
Pola Changnon will continue to lead Turner Classic Movies and will report to Finch.
Sam Register, who leads the Warner Bros. Animation/CN Studios group, will now go on to become part of the TV Studios group under Warner Bros. TV boss Channing Dungy.
Jen Latman will continue to run HGTV, Food Network and Cooking Channel, Howard Lee oversees TLC and Travel Channel, Tina Perry runs OWN and Jason Sarlanis oversees ID and investigative content.
Finch said a “less layered organization” would benefit from a “more collaborative and strategic approach to how we schedule and market our content”.
“With so many top networks in our portfolio, we have the ability to synchronize programming schedules across multiple brands and then market those networks in an advantageous way, strategically moving audiences from one tent to the next. Going – and going from one network to another – in a seamless, coordinated fashion,” he added.
Elsewhere, the centralized groups under the US network would be: Communications/PR, Marketing, and Content Strategy/Scheduling. Audrey Adlam becomes GSVP, Communications and Public Relations, US Networks, with Jori Arancio, Kristin Brown, Cassie Bryan, Jessica Driscoll, Mary Moore and Erika Slavin reporting to her.
Karen Bronzo has been named Chief Marketing Officer of US Networks, along with Missy Chambless, Freddie James, Libby Harrison, Jennifer Djakovic, Josh Kovolenko, Doug Seibert and Tricia Melton.
Julie Taylor Heads Content Strategy & Insights, US Networks with Craig Carbone, David Schlicker, Michelle Durham, Gabe Gordon, Libby Harrison, Rick Holzman, Scott Levers, Leah Moirello, Megan McKenna, Pam Pierce and Greg Salter reporting to her .