Warner Bros. has named its new chair and CEO, and for the first time in the 96-year history of the studio, it will be run by a woman. Ann Sarnoff, currently the president of BBC Studios Americas, will take the post, according to media reports.
Sarnoff has about 10 years of experience with the BBC, and has also held executive posts Dow Jones, the WNBA and Viacom.
In a statement, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said of Sarnoff: “She brings a consistent and proven track record of innovation, creativity and business results to lead an incredibly successful studio to its next chapter of growth.”
Sarnoff’s appointment follows the exit of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down in March amid allegations of misconduct.