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Marc Graboff exits as Head of Discovery’s Studio and Worldwide Business and Legal Affairs

Marc Graboff has decided to exit as president of global business and legal affairs and content supply chain at the legacy Discovery side of Warner Bros. Discovery, Variety has learned exclusively.

The NBCUniversal alum will step down from his position at the end of the year.

“Marc approached every challenging business negotiation with affability, professionalism and attention to detail, and his expertise will be sorely missed,” Kathleen Finch, chairman and chief content officer of the US Networks Group at Warner Bros Discovery, said Tuesday. “We are grateful for his invaluable support and the terrific partnership he’s brought throughout his years of service.”

Since 2015, Graboff has served as head of Warner Bros. Discovery’s, then-Discovery, Inc.’s, studio and worldwide business and legal affairs. A 30-year media industry vet, Graboff has overseen the business affairs and production management strategies for the company, with day-to-day oversight of matters relating to the acquisition, development and production of programming for all of legacy Discovery’s networks and digital platforms worldwide.

He is the most recent executive to leave Warner Bros. Discovery — either by choice or by cut — as the leadership structure for the newly merged company made up of Discovery, Inc. and WarnerMedia properties continues to take shape under longtime Discovery CEO David Zaslav. But several C-suite execs are also sticking with the company: Warner Bros. Discovery recently renewed its contract with David Leavy, chief corporate affairs officer, for three more years, through August 2025.

Previously, Graboff 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, and before that he spent 12 years in leadership positions with NBCUniversal, including as president of West Coast business operations for NBCUniversal Television Entertainment, as well as the chief business affairs executive, responsible for oversight of NBCU’s entertainment cable networks.

He also held executive positions at CBS, the law firm of Troop, Meisinger, Steuber and Pasich, and was a founding partner of the firm of Silverberg, Katz, Thompson and Braun. Variety

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