Warner Bros exec Peter Roth leaves steps down as chairman after 22 years

Warner Bros exec Peter Roth - who oversaw development of The West Wing, Big Bang Theory and - steps down as chairman after 22 years Peter Roth will leave his job as chairman of Warner Bros Television Group in 2021 The veteran TV exec has been at the helm of the production studio since 1999 He was appointed chairman in February after signing a one-year extension to his contract which was due to expire this summer CEO Ann Sarnoff said Roth felt 'this was the right time to transition' 

By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:03 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 21:04 BST, 16 October 2020

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Peter Roth will leave his job as chairman of Warner Bros Television Group in 2021, the company announced on Friday

Peter Roth will leave his job as chairman of Warner Bros Television Group in 2021, the company announced on Friday 

Veteran television executive Peter Roth is stepping down as chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group after 22 years at the helm of the studio. 

Roth is best known for overseeing the development of several hit shows including The West Wing, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, , and Gossip Girl.

In a statement released on Friday, Warner Bros on announced Roth will leave his post in early 2021.   

Ann Sarnoff, chair and chief executive of Warner Media Studios and Networks Group, said Roth 'felt that this was the right time to transition in a new leader for the group.'

'We're thankful for his contributions to our company and wish him the very best,' she said in a statement. 

His departure comes after he was appointed chairman of the company in February, when he signed a one-year extension to his contract

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