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Founding Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has been named WarnerMedia CEO, effective May 1, the company announced today.
Kilar will report to former WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey. Last September, Stankey was promoted to president and chief operating officer of AT&T, setting him up as the likely successor to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.
“Jason is a dynamic executive with the right skillset to lead WarnerMedia into the future. His experience in media and entertainment, direct-to-consumer video streaming and advertising is the perfect fit for WarnerMedia, and I am excited to have him lead the next chapter of WarnerMedia’s storied success,” said Stankey in a statement.
The new CEO will take on the role at the most pivotal moment for the company since it was purchased by AT&T in June 2018.