Longtime Turner Exec to Step Down

Mar 26, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A veteran executive at Turner is leaving the company as it transitions to AT&T ownership. Variety reports that U.S. communications chief Sal Petruzzi is stepping down.

Petruzzi, who has been with Turner for almost 16 years, has supervised U.S. communications outreach for the Turner suite of media businesses, the report notes. He broke the news of his departure today in a memo to staffers.

“There comes a point in your career when it is time to say goodbye,” Petruzzi said in the memo. “After nearly 16 years at Turner, it is now my time to say goodbye. It’s been a terrific journey, but the time is right for me to move on from Turner as the company begins to write a new chapter as WarnerMedia.”

Variety adds: “AT&T purchased the Time Warner assets in June for approximately $85.4 billion, and in recent months, has been reshaping the unit, now known as WarnerMedia, to compete in a world in which consumers are eagerly embracing video delivered via broadband technology.”

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