Years in Cable: 6
Education: BS, Marketing and Transportation Distribution Management, Syracuse University; JD, University of Notre Dame Law School
The legal acrobatics surrounding a deal the size of Discovery’s Scripps acquisition would give many executives pause. Not so for Sims, who tackled the case load with smarts and passion, and now is employing her characteristic collaborative and communicative style to guide her team as they ensure a smooth integration. Wiedenfels combines extensive international experience—he formerly was CFO at ProSieben in Germany—and business smarts to guide Discovery’s ongoing transformation as a global IP media company. He focuses on strategies that maximize the company’s traditional linear business as well as new opportunities in digital, mobile and short-form.
Last show I binged not on my network(s): “Stranger Things”
Favorite podcast: “This American Life”