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Corie Henson, Todd Weiser exit Warner Bros. Discovery

More senior-level departures are taking place at Warner Bros. Discovery, with Corie Henson, who oversaw unscripted at WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT and TruTV, and Food Network/Cooking Channel programming and development SVP ...
June 17, 2022

More senior-level departures are taking place at Warner Bros. Discovery, with Corie Henson, who oversaw unscripted at WarnerMedia’s TBS, TNT and TruTV, and Food Network/Cooking Channel programming and development SVP Todd Weiser being the latest to exit.

Henson’s exit from the TNets follows the departure of general manager Brett Weitz, whose role was eliminated in May. Oversight of those networks now falls under Kathleen Finch’s remit.

As EVP and head of unscripted, Henson (pictured, above) ushered in such series as TBS’ The Cube, the “extreme talent competition” The Go-Big Show and its Wipeout reboot. At TNT, her slate included the docuseries Shaq Life, while at TruTV she led such series as Big Trick Energy and Fast Foodies and expanded the Impractical Jokers franchise with the lockdown-friendly Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party.

Prior to assuming the WarnerMedia role in 2019, Henson served as EVP of alternative entertainment at Fox, overseeing franchises such as MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance and Hell’s Kitchen. She also held posts at Electus and ABC.

headshot of todd weiserWeiser, meanwhile, was upped to SVP of programming and development for Discovery’s Food Network and Cooking Channel in 2019. He joined Food Network in 2013 as vice president, programming and development, and subsequently helped launch such series as Holiday Baking Championship, Halloween Baking Championship, Christmas Cookie Challenge and the relaunch of Restaurant: Impossible and Food Network Challenge. Prior to his tenure with Food Network, Weiser was director of program development at Animal Planet.

Also departing from the Warner Bros. Discovery fold is Rebecca Kutler, a longtime CNN executive who most recently held the post of senior vice president and head of programming for the short-lived streaming service CNN+. Outside of that role, she also oversaw such network talent as analysts, commentators and contributors for CNN.

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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