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WarnerMedia’s CEO Steps Down Ahead of Discovery Deal Closing

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Jason Kilar

Jason Kilar

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Jason Kilar is departing as chief executive officer of WarnerMedia, days before the parent of Warner Bros. studios and HBO merges with Discovery Inc. to form a new media company.

Kilar, 50, who co-founded and led the Hulu streaming service before going on to run WarnerMedia under current owner AT&T Inc., announced his plans Tuesday in an internal memo.