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Tom Ascheim Out at Warner Bros. Discovery


As the new Warner Bros. Discovery leadership takes shape, Tom Ascheim is out as president of kids, young adults and classics.

“I was fortunate to have two unbelievably exciting years rejuvenating some of the world’s most iconic franchises and IP and helping create a vision for kids, young adults and classics within Warner Bros.,” Ascheim said in a statement. “While it’s now time for me to move on, I hope the new Warner Bros. Discovery leadership team will continue to nurture future generations of fans and the incredible teams who are so committed to these brands.”

Ascheim joined Warner Bros. in April 2020 after spending several years as the president of Freeform, leading its rebrand from ABC Family. Prior to Freeform, he was chief strategy officer of Sesame Workshop and executive VP of Sesame Learning. He was also previously executive VP and general manager of Nickelodeon Television.

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