Christina Miller, President of Warner Media’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and TCM, announced today that she would be leaving at the end of the year after nearly 15 years with the company in various leadership roles.
“This is not a decision I came to lightly,” said Miller. “It’s one of the hardest I’ve had to make in my career. Ultimately, it feels like the right time for me to leave and take a little time to think about what comes next, but I do so feeling immensely proud of the work we’ve done together and so grateful for the experience.”
“Christina has been a respected and impactful leader since she joined the company,” said Ann Sarnoff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. “We wish her the best of luck in the next chapter of her career, where I know she’ll continue to enjoy great success.”
Michael Ouweleen, Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, will serve as the interim President, and Miller will help with the transition.
Miller has led the Kids and Young Adults division for the last five years, responsible for all aspects of the business including global oversight of content development and production and franchise management. Her leadership also extended to oversight of the premium video subscription service, Boomerang. She most recently was given responsibility of TCM.
Under her leadership, Adult Swim continues to be the #1 network with young adults. Along with the success of award winning shows like Adventure Time, Rick and Morty, Steven Universe, and global franchises The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10, Miller has also gained a reputation as a thought leader on the topic of how to inspire kids to be the next generation of creators and innovators; and for the inspirational campaign Stop Bullying Speak Up and partnerships with Dove, which have given kids the tools and resources needed for confidence and self-expression in their daily lives.
Miller wrote in her statement to employees:
More than 14 years ago, what brought me to this company was the prospect of working on some of the world’s most iconic brands – but what has kept me here all these years are the amazing, talented and all-around great people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working. The laughing, grinding and executing of big ideas across all of our businesses has been what has set us apart, and the talent contained within the organization is truly awe-inspiring. Every single day, I have been motivated, challenged, educated, entertained and fulfilled by each of you, and my path has been made better and the successes richer because they were achieved together.
What stands out to me most about this experience is the countless opportunities I’ve been afforded, the support of what, at the time, seemed like crazy ideas that ultimately transformed our business, and the trust that was given to me every step of the way. I am grateful beyond measure to the entire executive leadership team past and present for investing in me and allowing me to manage my career path in ways I could have never expected. It has been the experience of a lifetime, and one I will never forget. I leave here considering myself incredibly lucky to have called this “work” for so long.
Prior to her current position, Miller was General Manager of NBA Digital and SVP of Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming, where she led the day-to-day operations for the NBA Digital portfolio, managing relationships with league partners, as well as the strategic planning and scheduling of on-air sports programming and developing marketing programs for the division’s linear and digital properties. She joined Turner (WarnerMedia) in 2005 as Vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, where she was responsible for building the division’s first global consumer products business, and after serving as SVP of brand management and licensing for HIT Entertainment.
Miller currently serves on the Boards of The Shed, Scratch and Hello Sunshine.