Perrette, Finch To Expand Roles At New Warner Bros. Discovery

Discovery, Inc. today announced the leadership team for Warner Bros. Discovery, the new entity that will become a reality when the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger is finalized -- most likely on Friday.

The rundown, starting with moves that represent changes or expansions in responsibilities:

JB Perrette, formerly president and CEO, Discovery Streaming and International, will become CEO and president, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Streaming and Interactive Entertainment, with responsibility for HBO Max and Discovery+, as well as all direct-to-consumer and gaming around the world. David Haddad, President Warner Bros. Games, will report to Perrette. 

Kathleen Finch, currently chief lifestyle brands officer at Discovery, will now oversee all of the company's 40-plus U.S. networks, in the newly created role of chairman and chief content officer, U.S. Networks Group -- a new, consolidated organization. Nancy Daniels, chief content officer, Discovery Factual Networks, will report to Finch, as will Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV, and Tom Ascheim, president, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, on the network side of his responsibilities.  

Bruce Campbell will assume the new role of chief revenue and strategy officer, with responsibility for U.S. advertising sales, distribution revenue and content licensing; global corporate development and strategy; global streaming platform agreements; and the company’s legal affairs. He previously served as Discovery’s chief development, distribution and legal officer.

Gerhard Zeiler will serve as president, international, with responsibility for the company’s businesses across more than 200+ countries and territories. He has held the same role for WarnerMedia, and now adds responsibility for Discovery’s international footprint. With respect to direct-to-consumer and international content distribution strategy, Zeiler and his team will have a dotted line to Perrette. 

Chris Licht will serve as chairman & CEO of CNN Global, as previously announced. 

David Leavy, currently Discovery's chief corporate operating officer, will become chief corporate affairs officer, overseeing key business functions and groups, including corporate relations, global government relations and public policy, corporate marketing, global communications, corporate research, events and social responsibility.

Channing Dungey continues as chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group.

Gunnar Wiedenfels will continue as chief financial officer, as previously announced. In addition to overseeing finance, he will have oversight of the Company’s global enterprise technical operations as well as real estate and facilities. 

Adria Alpert Romm will serve as Chief People and Culture Officer, having held the same role at Discovery.

Lori Lockewill serve as chief accounting officer, a position she held at Discovery. Locke will report to CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels, whose role was previously announced.

Savalle Sims will continue as general counsel, a position she held at Discovery, reporting to Campbell.

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