Christy Haubegger Named WarnerMedia Chief of Enterprise Inclusion

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Stankey, CEO, WarnerMedia, today announced the appointment of
Christy Haubegger as Executive Vice President, Chief Enterprise
Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia. Haubegger will report directly to
Stankey and work closely with the senior leadership team across the
company to drive business growth through strategic investment in diverse
audiences and to ensure the organization’s workforce is representative
of the markets it serves.


As we transform our businesses and our culture, we see a unique
opportunity to generate outsize growth by delivering world-class content
that engages underserved audiences,” said Stankey. “To realize that
opportunity we know we must make strategic investments, build a more
representative workforce, and create a truly inclusive culture. Christy
is a business leader and an innovator whose commitment to inclusion,
industry reputation and diversity experience is second-to-none. She will
play a pivotal role in helping to drive our strategic and creative
process forward to ensure relevancy, market leadership and long-term
success.”

In 2018, WarnerMedia formalized its commitment to diversity and
inclusion as business imperatives by announcing the industry’s first
diversity and inclusion policy. With this policy, the company pledges to
use its best efforts to ensure diverse actors and crew members are
considered for film, television and other projects, and to work with
directors and producers who also seek to promote greater diversity and
inclusion in the media and entertainment industry.

Said Haubegger, “I’m excited to join WarnerMedia and to further build on
the bold commitments to inclusion that the company has already made.
John Stankey and the WarnerMedia team understand that in today’s
competitive media and entertainment marketplace, a robust strategy to
engage diverse audiences is imperative for growth. I look forward to
continuing to propel change and innovation in our industry by expanding
opportunities for under-represented groups.”

Haubegger joins WarnerMedia from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) where she
spent 14 years leading the company’s drive to become the market leader
in the representation of women and people of color, as well as
transforming the workforce to become the most diverse and inclusive
agency in the entertainment business.

CAA has long focused on the opportunity for innovation through
diversity, and implemented strategies to create sustainable change
within the agency and beyond. Under Haubegger’s leadership, CAA has
launched CAA Amplify, an invitation-only annual event convening
high-level multicultural artists and leaders, as well as the Amplify
Database, the industry’s first searchable database of television writers
of color. During her tenure, the agency has grown its diverse roster
more than 1400% and according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative,
the agency now represents the largest share of female directors and
African-American directors in the motion picture business.

Christy Haubegger is one of a kind. She is a talented and visionary
leader who made a transformational impact on the agency throughout her
tenure,” said Richard Lovett, President, CAA. “She influenced our
business and culture, and established CAA as a leader in the promotion
of inclusion, creating initiatives that support and advance
underrepresented voices. We remain steadfast in our commitment to moving
our industry forward and are thrilled to continue working
collaboratively with Christy in her new role.”

Upon graduating from Stanford Law School, Haubegger founded Latina
magazine in 1996. She moved into the world of entertainment in 2002, and
worked as a producer on motion pictures Chasing Papi (20th
Century Fox) and Oscar-winner James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy Spanglish
(Columbia Pictures).

Haubegger serves on the boards of Management Leadership for Tomorrow
(ml4t.org), a non-profit organization that works to increase the number
of minority business leaders, as well as women’s retailer, RetailWinds
(NYSE: RTW), and Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP). Haubegger is
also a founding member of TIME’S UP, an initiative that addresses
systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace.

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates
and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of
talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its
consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC
Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic
Movies, truTV and others.

WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

Contacts

Keith Cocozza
Keith.Cocozza@warnermediagroup.com
(212)
484-7482

Emile Lee
Emile.Lee@warnermediagroup.com
(212)
484-7416

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