Steven Miron, Steven Newhouse Resign from WBD Board


Steven A. Miron and Steven O. Newhouse have resigned from Warner Bros. Discovery’s board of directors, effective immediately, amid an antitrust probe from the Department of Justice.

Miron and Newhouse resigned after the U.S. Department of Justice informed them that it was investigating whether their service on the board of directors violated Section 8 of the Clayton Antitrust Act. Miron and Newhouse informed Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) that, without admitting any violation, and in light of the changing dynamics of competition in the entertainment industry, they elected to resign rather than contest the issue.

Both Miron and Newhouse were appointed to the WBD board with the closing of the merger between Discovery, Inc. and WarnerMedia on April 8, 2022.

“On behalf of our board and WBD’s leadership team, I want to thank Steve Miron and Steven Newhouse for their extraordinary service and longstanding commitment to Discovery and Warner Bros. Discovery,” said David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery. “Both Steve and Steven have been a great source of wise counsel and tremendous industry insight over the years, and they played an integral role in getting this new company up and running and on a path to long-term growth. We are enormously grateful for their steadfast support and wish them the very best.”

Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr., chair of the board of WBD, commented, “On behalf of the entire WBD board of directors, I would like to express my gratitude to Steve Miron and Steven Newhouse for their service on behalf of WBD’s stockholders and their many contributions to the deliberations and work of the board. We will miss having them as colleagues in the board room and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

“From our investment in the Discovery Channel in the earliest days of cable, through Bob Miron’s service as Discovery’s board chair and Steve and my service on this board, and with the enormous efforts of John Malone and David Zaslav, we are proud to have played a role in the building of this great company and remain a large stockholder,” Newhouse said. “We are disappointed to leave the board, but wish to do the right thing for WBD.”

Miron is CEO of Advance/Newhouse Partnership, a privately held media company, and a senior executive officer at Advance, a private, family-held business that owns and invests in a broad range of media and technology companies. He previously served as a Discovery, Inc. director from 2008 to 2022 and was on the WBD compensation committee.

Newhouse is co-president of Advance. He previously served as a board observer at Discovery, Inc. from 2008 to 2022 and was on the WBD nomination and corporate governance committee.