Brett Weitz

Chair


General Manager
TNT, TBS & TruTV

Chair, HA Board of Directors
Board Member Since 2016

Brett Weitz serves as General Manager for TBS, TNT and truTV. He was appointed to the role in 2019 after serving as Executive Vice President of Programming for TBS. As EVP Brett Weitz established TBS as the #1 comedy network on television with groundbreaking new series that defined a new direction for the network, resulting in more top comedies than any other cable network, including back-to-back #1 new cable comedy series The Guest Book and The Last O.G., and Miracle Workers, 2019’s top new comedy.

Brett’s commitment to empowering creators to hone their unique voices has created a deep and varied bench of prestige comedies on TBS.  Over the past four years, he’s brought a slate of critically beloved shows that dominate the cultural conversation, such as the Emmy Award-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Search Party.

Under Brett’s leadership as General Manager, the phenomenon that is Impractical Jokers reached its milestone 200th episode, and in early 2020 released their first feature film. Later this year, TNT will premiere the highly anticipated series Snowpiercer while truTV welcomes back Emmy-nominated At Home with Amy Sedaris and its breakout hit I’m Sorry.

Previously, Brett served as Senior Vice President of Scripted Development for TNT and TBS where he developed and helped launch numerous hit series including: The Last Ship, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas and Franklin & Bash.

Brett began his career in entertainment in the mailroom at United Talent Agency where he quickly rose up through a number of positions eventually becoming an executive at Michael Ovitz’s Artists Television Group. After a brief stint as a talent manager at Artists Management Group, Brett moved back to his true passion, television development, holding positions at Columbia Tri-Star Television, 20th Century Fox Television, and fox21. In these roles, he oversaw the development of such hits as the WB’s Everwood, Fox’s long-running Prison Break, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, and the reality hit Beauty and The Geek.

In 2006, Brett was recognized by the entertainment industry and The Hollywood Reporter as one of “35 Executives Under 35 To Watch.” More recently, Brett was deemed one of “The Gatekeepers of Comedy” by New York Magazine, was honored by Multichannel News as one of the “Top 40 Executives Under 40,” as well as being named one of the “2019 Cablefax 100.”

Outside of WarnerMedia, Brett has served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) since January 2019 and has been a member of the Board since 2016. It is the nation’s largest non-profit and most widely respected, non-governmental funder of hydrocephalus research in the United States. He joined the board after his youngest daughter was born with hydrocephalus, a neurological condition that has no cure and the only treatment option requires brain surgery. HA’s mission is to spread awareness and to find a cure for the one million Americans living with the condition. Additionally, the organization also provides support and educational resources to patients and families.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brett loves to spend his time outside the office exploring the adventures of the outdoors, wine tasting, and most importantly, spending time with his two dazzling daughters and his wife.

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