Exclusive: Liz Huszarik, EVP and Warner Bros. Discovery’s chief research officer, leaving the company after 32 years
Hussarrick’s departure follows an agreement between the incidental giant and the Hollywood studio, and follows the departure of many senior Warner Bros. personalities.
Husserl oversees the company’s Global Research, Insights and Analytics division, which includes more than a hundred researchers, analysts and data scientists. He has spent the last few years bringing together all these research and data science teams across the company to create a centralized structure that includes Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO and HBO Max, Warner Bros. Television Group, DC, Cartoon Network. , Adult Swim, TCM, Cartoon Network Studio, WB Animation, TBS, TNT, truTV, Wizarding World and Consumer Products and Experience.
He also manages the studio’s fanlab, its internal consumer and emerging technology testing center.
Huszarik was named EVP and Chief Research Officer, WarnerMedia Studios & Networks in 2020, having previously served as EVP, Media Research and Insights, Warner Bros. Spent the previous eight years as a domestic television distribution. He joined the company in 1991, having previously worked for ABC affiliate KEYT-TV.
In an internal note to colleagues seen by Deadline, he said it was “with great sadness” that he was leaving.
“I can no longer be proud of all the revenue I have earned, all the contributions and all the revenue generated based on the work and insights of the teams that I have been honored to be a part of and later to lead,” he wrote. “I’m incredibly grateful and proud of all relationships – from professionals to friendships, from mentors to mentors I’ve developed over the years. When I think of the people I’ve worked with, I know very well that we grew up together, worked incredibly well, We challenged each other and always did it while having fun. “
Hujaric said it was the end of “Book One” of his career and he looked forward to continuing his work in “this incredible industry.”
Bruce Campbell, chief revenue and strategy officer at Warner Bros. Discovery, said Hussein had made “invaluable contributions throughout his extensive business portfolio” during his tenure.
In a separate internal note seen by Deadline, he added, “Liz has created an industry-leading, integrated research team that has not only greatly enhanced collaboration across the company, but also brought new research-related capabilities to the organization through strong leadership. Respected Insight Leader and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. “