Ann Sarnoff brings more than 30 years of media experience to the role that covers the production, marketing and distribution of film, television and interactive entertainment.
“Ann has shown the ability to innovate and grow revenues and has embraced the evolution taking place in our industry. I am confident she will be a great cultural fit for WarnerMedia and that our employees will embrace her leadership, enthusiasm and passion for our business,” said WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey.
Prior to the BBC, where she was also the chair of BritBox, Sarnhof has worked for media businesses including Viacom, NBA and Dow Jones.
“It is a privilege to join a studio with such a storied history. Warner Bros. has been an industry leader for decades and is known for creating many of the most iconic film, television and gaming properties,” said Sarnoff. “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.”
Since the forced departure of chairman-CEO Kevin Tsujihara in March, Warner Bros has been managed by a team of leaders from across the business.
Sarnoff will be based in Los Angeles and will officially join the company later this summer.