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AOL Time Warner’s Gerald Levin retires

Gerald Levin, CEO of AOL Time Warner, has given notice that he will retire from his post in May, at the time of the company's annual meeting. Richard Parsons, co-chief operating officer, will succeed him, while Steve Case remains active as chairman.
January 1, 2002

Gerald Levin, CEO of AOL Time Warner, has given notice that he will retire from his post in May, at the time of the company’s annual meeting. Richard Parsons, co-chief operating officer, will succeed him, while Steve Case remains active as chairman.

Levin’s decision to depart marks the end of an era. He originally joined HBO in 1972 as VP of programming and went on over the next three decades to oversee the mergers between Time and Warner, the purchase of the Turner Broadcasting System and, most recently, the union of Time Warner – by then a formidable media and cable company – and internet giant AOL.

Case noted in a previously released statement, ‘All of us at AOL Time Warner and the industry at large owe Jerry Levin a huge debt of gratitude for his role in building this great company.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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