Turner Network Executives Urged To Stay The Course After Levy And Plepler News

With change rippling through WarnerMedia, symbolized by the twin exits of Turner president David Levy and HBO chief Richard Plepler, teams of senior executives are being advised to stay on task and not panic as the organization is restructured.

Sources tell Deadline these conversations today have not taken the form of large-scale town-hall meetings, but rather small, select gatherings of executives, particularly at TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and TCM. The people delivering the message are not WarnerMedia corporate or At&T leaders — who are busy finalizing the new org chart and an eagerly awaited announcement about the big-picture plan — but rather the remaining senior leaders inside the networks. “It’s not any kind of all-hands-on-deck thing, but the senior leadership just trying to keep everybody on track,” one Turner insider said. “A lot of people are just still trying to process what this will mean.”

Another source said of Levy, “It
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