Marc Graboff has decided to step down as president of global business, legal affairs and content supply chain for Warner Bros. Discovery business unit. Find, type Specially studied.
The NBCUniversal alum will step down at the end of the year.
“Mark handles every challenging business negotiation with graciousness, professionalism and attention to detail, and his expertise will be deeply appreciated,” Catherine Finch, chairman and chief content officer for Warner Bros. Discovery’s US Network Group, said Tuesday. Missed.” “We thank him for his invaluable support and the fantastic partnership he brought during his many years of service.”
Graboff has been the head of Warner Bros. since 2015. Discovery, then Discovery, Inc., studios and global business and legal affairs. A 30-year media industry veteran, Graboff oversees the company’s business affairs and production management strategy, overseeing day-to-day matters related to the acquisition, development and production of programming for all of Discovery’s traditional web and digital platforms worldwide.
He is the executive who recently left Warner Bros. Discovery — either selected or cut — serves as the leadership structure for the new combined company formed by Discovery, Inc. WarnerMedia’s assets continue to form under the leadership of longtime Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
Previously, Graboff served as President of CORE Media Group, Inc. There, he oversaw all strategy and day-to-day operations for the global music management and production company, after 12 years of leadership roles at NBCUniversal, including as president of NBCUniversal Television Entertainment’s West Coast business operations, and chief commercial executive Officer, who oversees NBCU’s entertainment cable network.
He has also held executive positions at the law firms of CBS, Troop, Meisinger, Steuber, and Pasich, and was a founding partner of Silverberg, Katz, Thompson, and Braun.
See Graboff’s memo to staff announcing his exit below.
It is with mixed feelings that I share my decision to leave President of Global Business & Legal Affairs and Content Supply Chain, which will take effect at the end of this year.
Between now and now, I will be working with Kathleen’s US Network senior team on the transition. Our common goal is to ensure the most efficient and effective structure for the organization to move forward. To that end, Kathleen will be sharing some additional organizational announcements soon.
My decision to leave was not an easy one, and I’ve been wrestling with it for months. But with my contract expiring next spring and the continued transformation of our newly combined company, the timing is reasonable.
It has been my greatest honor to be a part of this organization and to work with some of the most talented executives in our industry. My colleagues in the global commercial and legal affairs team, as well as in our global production management organization, are best-in-class, and I have no doubt that you will continue to excel for years to come.
Between now and December 31st, I hope to be able to speak to as many people as possible to personally thank you for making the last 8 years the most rewarding year of my career. Thank you.
all the best,