Ann Sarnoff
Robert Voets/Warner Bros.
United States
2020

WarnerMedia

Ann
Sarnoff

Chair / CEO, Studios & Networks Group

The executive ranks at Warner Bros. were ever-changing in 2020, but Sarnoff came out on top in the game of corporate musical chairs. In June 2019, she was named CEO of Warner Bros., making her the first woman to lead the Burbank studio since its founding in 1923. A mere 14 months later, she was promoted to chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, putting all of its content teams under her purview, including the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO and HBO Max (the latter of which will stream every 2021 Warner Bros. film simultaneously with their theatrical releases), the Warner Bros. Television Group, DC, its cable networks, consumer products and gaming. Earlier in her career, she served as COO of the WNBA and did a four-year stint at Dow Jones before rising to president of BBC Studios Americas.

Career

  • WarnerMedia
  • BBC Studios
  • Dow Jones

Education

  • Georgetown University (DC, USA)
  • Harvard Business School (USA)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact
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Ann Sarnoff

Ann Sarnoff

The executive ranks at Warner Bros. were ever-changing in 2020, but Sarnoff came out on top in the game of corporate musical chairs. In June 2019, she was named CEO of Warner Bros., making her the first woman to lead the Burbank studio since its founding in 1923. A mere 14 months later, she was promoted to chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, putting all of its content teams under her purview, including the Warner Bros. Pictures...

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