In the latest departure of a high-ranking WarnerMedia executive since the company became a part of AT&T, Variety reports that Christina Miller will leave the company at the end of the year. Miller oversees Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and Boomerang.
In a prepared statement, Miller said: “This is not a decision I came to lightly. It’s one of the hardest I’ve had to make in my career. Ultimately, it feels like the right time for me to leave and take a little time to think about what comes next, but I do so, feeling immensely proud of the work we’ve done together and so grateful for the experience.”
Variety notes that Michael Ouweleen, executive VP and chief marketing officer for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, will serve as interim president and Miller will help with the transition.
“Miller’s departure comes after a reorganization of WarnerMedia assets set in motion after AT&T completed its $85 billion purchase of the storied media company once known as Time Warner,” Variety adds. “Under that plan, cable networks devoted to kids and family entertainment that were once part of the company’s Turner cable division were placed under the supervision of the Warner Brothers studio.”
Variety also notes: “Since AT&T has started exerting its business plan on the unit, several executives have departed, including Richard Plelper, the former CEO of HBO; David Levy, president of Turner; and Donna Speciale, president of ad sales for WarnerMedia.”