Ann Sarnoff Named as Chair and CEO of Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

John Stankey, the CEO of WarnerMedia, announced on the 24th June that Ann Sarnoff has been declared as the new CEO and Chair of Warner Bros.

Ann Sarnoff is currently the President of BBC Studios America and has aided in providing U.S. and Canadian audiences a large collection of British content such as Doctor Who, Top Gear, and the natural history brand BBC Earth. Sarnoff will be bringing more than thirty years of experience in business and media to Warner Bros by officially overseeing all operations including marketing, distribution, and production.

In a statement, John Stankey said:

“I am delighted Ann is joining the WarnerMedia team and excited to work side by side with such a talented and accomplished individual. She brings a consistent and proven track record of innovation, creativity and business results to lead an incredibly successful studio to its next chapter of growth,” 

Ann Sarnoff, after being appointed as the new CEO and Chair of Warner, added:

 “I accept this position excited by the opportunity to work with the most accomplished executives and teams in media, and confident about carrying this incredible heritage forward with them.”

Sarnoff will be based in Los Angeles and will officially join the company later this summer.


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By James Lister

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