Marc Graboff is stepping down from his position as the president of global business, legal affairs and content supply chain at Warner Bros. Discovery.
The executive had spent nearly eight years at the company and its predecessor, Discovery Inc.
“My decision to leave was not easy and I have been grappling with it for months,” Graboff wrote in a memo sent to staff Tuesday, which was obtained by TheWrap. “But, with my contract up next spring and the ongoing transformation of our newly merged company, the timing made sense.”
During his tenure at WBD, Graboff directed the business affairs and production management strategies for the company. He oversaw with matters relating to the acquisition, development and production of programming for all of legacy Discovery’s global networks and digital platforms.
Graboff is a 30-year veteran of the entertainment industry, having previously served as president of CORE Media Group, Inc. where he managed all strategic and day-to-day operations for the global music management and production company.
Prior to that role, he spent 12 years in leadership roles with NBCUniversal across television distribution and business affairs. He’s also held top roles at CBS and several law firms, and he was a founding partner at Silverberg, Katz, Thompson and Braun.
The entirety of Graboff’s memo can be found below:
With mixed emotions I share my decision to leave as President, Global Business & Legal Affairs and Content Supply Chain, effective at the end of this year.
Between now and then I’ll be working with Kathleen’s senior US Networks team on the transition. Our shared goal is to ensure the most efficient and effective structure for the organization moving forward. To that end, Kathleen will be sharing some additional organizational announcements shortly.
My decision to leave was not easy and I have been grappling with it for months. But, with my contract up next spring and the ongoing transformation of our newly merged company, the timing made sense.
It has been my greatest honor to have been a part of this organization and to have worked with some of the most talented executives in our industry. My colleagues in the global business & legal affairs team, as well as in our global production management organization, are the best in class and I have no doubt that you will continue to excel in the years to come.
Between now and December 31, I hope to be able to speak to as many of you as I can to personally thank you for making these past 8 years some of the most rewarding in my professional life. Thank you.
All the best,