WarnerMedia is building out the executive team for its new streaming service, HBO Max, and it has tapped one of the company’s most successful entertainment programming execs to lead its new nonfiction programming efforts.
CNN Original Series vp Lizzie Fox has been named svp, nonfiction programming, HBO Max. She will lead premium nonfiction programming strategy and develop original content for WarnerMedia’s upcoming direct-to-consumer offering.
During her tenure at CNN, Fox managed production of more than 40 original nonfiction series including Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown; United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell; This Is Life with Lisa Ling; and The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties and The Nineties, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog. Previous to CNN, Fox held positions at Sundance, Independent Film Channel and Viacom Productions.
Fox will report to Jennifer O’Connell, evp of original nonfiction and kids, HBO Max.
HBO Max will debut in spring 2020, and is set to feature roughly 10,000 hours of curated premium content. In addition to providing existing HBO content, the new OTT service will offer a slate of new original series, third-party licensed programs and movies, and WarnerMedia-owned content from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more.