Alex MacCallum, CNNs Interim Digital Chief, Will Leave

A second senior CNN executive who was deeply involved in the launch of the company’s CNN+ streaming-video hub is set to leave the company.

In a memo to staffers delivered Wednesday, CNN CEO Chris Licht said Alex MacCallum, who had been named interim chief of CNN’s digital operations, was planning to leave the Warner Bros. Discovery unit on June 30. Wendy Brundige, senior vice president of global digital video, will take over the role of interim chief. Robyn Peterson, CNN Digital’s chief technology officer, is also leaving, Licht said.

MacCallum had been general manager of CNN+, which launched just weeks prior to the merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia.

CNN representatives were not able to respond immediately to a query seeking comment.

“Alex let me know early on that she is passionate about direct-to-consumer work, and while looking for that in her next chapter, she would assume the role on an interim basis. I wish her and Robyn nothing but the best,” Licht said.

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