Robert Greenblatt
United States



Chairman, Entertainment & HBO Max

Greenblatt has a record of TV successes going back to his early days developing network-defining hits such as “The X-Files,” “Ally McBeal” and “Beverly Hills, 90210″ at Fox before becoming a partner at Greenblatt Janollari Studio, which produced award-winning shows including HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and PBS’ “American Family.” In 2003, he joined Showtime, where as entertainment president, he launched “Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Tudors” and “Weeds.” After becoming head of NBC Entertainment in 2011, he turned around the network with a mix of event programming, popular dramas and non-scripted series. He’s been behind broadcast ratings king “This Is Us.” A former theatrical producer, he also brought live TV musicals — “The Sound of Music,” “The Wiz,” “Hairspray” and more to come — to NBC. As of March 2019, he is now Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, overseeing networks such as HBO, TNT, TBS and truTV as well as WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer business.


  • FOX Entertainment
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks


  • University of Illinois–Chicago (IL, USA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI, USA)
  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Robert Greenblatt on the Importance of Speaking Up and Making Voices Heard

Robert Greenblatt on the Importance of Speaking Up and Making Voices Heard

Robert Greenblatt had two callings when he was growing up in Rockford, Ill. He was drawn to working in theater, and he dreamed of one day running a movie studio.While other kids idolized athletes and rock stars, the future chairman of NBC Entertainment imagined himself as the next Louis B. Mayer.Greenblatt’s early fascination with the inner workings of Hollywood proved prescient for his ultimate career path. But it was his training in theater that honed the leadership skills that allowed him to climb...


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