The Biggest TV Executive Departures in 2019

Donna Speciale, Richard Plepler and many others headed for the exits this year

More than a dozen top TV execs headed for the exits this year. Getty Images

Given all the TV industry upheaval this year, it’s not surprising there was considerable turnover among top execs in 2019. More than a dozen left their jobs this year, due to mega-mergers, consolidation, #MeToo and opportunities elsewhere. Here are the year’s biggest exec departures:

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@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.