Larry Laque, Kristin Brown, Jessica Driscoll and Doug Seybert are exiting their roles at Warner Bros. Discovery, Variety has learned.
They join Corie Henson and Todd Weiser, who were also learned to be leaving the company on Thursday. These firings are the latest additions to a long list since the company’s merger was made official on April 8, before which execs committed to cutting $3 billion in costs over the next three years. Most recent was the departure of Brett Weitz as general manager of TBS, TNT and TruTV, which was announced on May 11.
However, Laque, Brown, Driscoll and Seybert are some of the first high-profile names to leave from the Discovery side, as many of WBD’s other exits — such as chairman and CEO Ann Sarnoff and global communications head Johanna Fuentes — were at Warner Bros. before the merger.
Laque has been at Discovery for almost 20 years, most recently serving as co-chief information officer and executive vice president of facilities and real estate. Brown is another company veteran, holding the position of senior vice president of communications, Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel. Driscoll has been senior vice president of communications, factual and Discovery+ documentaries since 2021, having joined Discovery as vice president of communications in 2015. Seybert ends 13 years at Discovery, most recently as group senior vice president of marketing.
The end of Henson’s role was predictable following Weitz’s as she was in another leading position at TBS, TNT and truTV. She has served as the executive vice president and head of unscripted programming for those networks since 2019, when she was appointed after leaving her post as Fox’s executive vice president of alternative entertainment.
Weiser was senior vice president of programming and development at Food Network and Cooking Channel, entering the position in 2019 after six years as vice president. Before that, he worked in development at Animal Planet.