Corie Henson, Todd Weiser, Kristin Brown, Jennifer Driscoll, Larry Laque and Doug Seybert are the latest executives to be ousted at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD).
WBD is restructuring and consolidating roles as part of its vow to realize $3 billion in annual savings following its creation through a $43-billion merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery Inc.
Earlier this week, news broke that the company is offering buyouts as a first step toward eliminating up to 1,000 ad-sales jobs.
Henson served as executive vice president, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. She joined WarnerMedia in 2019.
Her exit follows the May 11 departure of Brett Weitz, who was general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV.
Weiser had served as senior vice president, programming and development at Food Network and Cooking Channel since 2019, after six years as vice president, following a development role at Animal Planet.
Top WarnerMedia-side executives including CEO Jason Kilar, studios and networks group CEO and chair Ann Sarnoff, and HBO Max chief Andy Forssell departed soon after the merger’s completion in April.
Laque, Brown, Driscoll and Seybert are among the first high-profile departures from the Discovery side.
Seybert, a 13-year Discovery veteran, was group senior vice president of marketing.
Laque, with Discovery for nearly two decades, was most recently co-chief information officer and executive vice president of facilities and real estate.
Brown, also a longtime Discovery executive, most recently served as senior vice president of communications for Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel.
Driscoll joined Discovery as vice president communications in 2015, and became senior vice president of communications, factual and Discovery+ documentaries in 2021.