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Report: Jason Kilar is negotiating exit from WarnerMedia

Kilar was reportedly not involved in conversations about the merger until recent days.

Jason Kilar holding his hands up toward the camera.

Jason Kilar, the former Hulu CEO, joined WarnerMedia as CEO just last year.

Photo: Kimimasa Mayama/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Following news that AT&T is spinning off WarnerMedia and merging it with Discovery, WarnerMedia chief executive Jason Kilar has hired a legal team to negotiate his exit, The New York Times reported Monday.


David Zaslav, Discovery's CEO, is set to lead the new entity, which raised immediate questions about Kilar's future. Kilar, the former Hulu CEO, joined WarnerMedia as CEO just last year.

According to the Times, Kilar was not involved in conversations about the merger until recent days.

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