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Ann Sarnoff  

First Female CEO of Warner Brothers; Former President of BBC Studios - Americas

Ann Sarnoff is the chair and CEO of Warner Brothers Studios. She is the first female chair and CEO in the company's almost 100 year history. In this position, she oversees the production of film, TV, digital, video games and consumer products. She will also work with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey as the company prepares to launch a streaming platform.

She was formerly the President of BBC Studios - Americas. In this role, Sarnoff oversees the company's growth across its business divisions in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. She also helps elevate BBC's most well-known brands including Doctor Who, Top Gear, and the natural history brand BBC Earth.

Sarnoff is co-founder and Board Chair of BritBox, an SVOD service with the largest collection of British television in the U.S. BrtiBox is owned by BBC Studios and ITV. Prior to this, she was President of Dow Jones Ventures and Senior Vice President of Strategy. Sarnoff was COO for the Women’s National Basketball Association. She also served as Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President for Consumer Products and Business Development, and as the COO for VH1 and CMT.

Sarnoff is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.



Ann Sarnoff named chair and CEO of Warner Bros. She is the first woman to run the studio

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