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Start-up hairstyles from Warner Bros. Discovery TV: Who’s leaving?  – Delivery time

Start-up hairstyles from Warner Bros. Discovery TV: Who’s leaving? – Delivery time

Exclusive: As revealed by Deadline in May, Warner Bros. Discovery is slated for another round of layoffs in its television business, starting today.

The layoffs, which insiders describe as “pockets of improvement” rather than wholesale cutbacks, are occurring in its cable television business, which includes Discovery-branded cable and Turner Networks.

Warner Bros. Discovery operates cable networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, and Animal Planet, as well as Scripps’ former networks such as Food Network and HGTV. It also operates the previous Turner-branded networks such as TNT, TBS, and truTV.

The division is managed by Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group.

The biggest departure is Amy Introcaso-DavisHe is the Executive Vice President of Development, Production, Reality Programming, and Discovery.

Amy Introsasso Davis (Discovery)

Introcaso-Davis oversaw all aspects of real-world development for Discovery, including Discovery+, and development and production for Animal Planet. She joined the company in January 2020, initially overseeing Animal Planet programming, from E! where she was the Executive Vice President, Development and Production.

At Discovery, she oversaw the team responsible for series including Animal Planet creaky! It’s the Irwins Zoo: San Diego And Survive alien atmosphere as well as puppy bowl. Include discoveries + original led Pig Kings, Carol Baskin in the Cage Fight, Shark Academy, And the strong underdogs, In addition to development Love in the Jungle, Million Dollar Wheels and co-development Naked and afraid of love.

In E! , supervised production keeping up with the Kardashians And Total Bellas and twist very Cavallari. Prior to that she was Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, GSN and held positions at Oxygen Media and Bravo.

The Food Network has also been hit by the cuts.

Include leaving execs Gretchen Eisell, Caroline Gross And Neil Padover. All three are the Food Network’s programming and development directors.

Ezel has supervised shows like The messy history of American foods. Before working at Food, she held a similar position at Science Channel, overseeing series such as Space Launch Live. She joined from Nat Geo, where she was an executive producer explorer.

Gross oversaw format development and new talent as well as producing series, pilots, and specials for Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Discovery+. I’ve led series incl Chopped, championship feast of bread, outrageous pumpkins And fire man food. Prior to serving the Food Network, she worked in the non-scripted television department at WME in New York.

Meanwhile, Padover worked on series including Baking Championship for Kids, well done with Sebastian Maniscalo And All stars the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

Other executives affected by the layoffs include the HGTV exec Paul Lewis. He was the Executive Director of Programming and Development Property Brothers: Forever Home network. Lewis worked at Discovery and the former Scripps Networks for ten years where he worked on several networks including DIY and Great American Country.

in another place, Andrew Lesnar, Supporting columns, events and live across Discovery, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Science and Animal Planet are also influenced by who is the senior director of development and production. He was responsible for the series incl The mysteries of the abandoned And The black files declassified.

On the TLC side, Daniel Ostrosky DiAngelo, senior director of development at TLC, is also leaving. Ostroske-D’Ingillo has been with the company since 2013 and has participated in series such as 90 Day FiancĂ©: 90 Days Before.

In February, in a deadline-moderated keynote address at the Realscreen conference in Austin, Texas, Finch was candid about the challenges of integrating the business, which she called “tough.”

“When you’re going through a merger, you kind of know how many layers we need. How much staff do we need? I don’t really run these networks like 30 individual teams, it’s put together, put together with leaders at the top who really live and breathe that content,” she said. She said. “It doesn’t mean the people we’ve lost aren’t great people, they are, we just had to restructure so that there are fewer people doing those jobs.

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