Discovery Comm's president and CEO David Zaslav
Discovery Comm’s president and CEO David Zaslav

Discovery CEO David Zaslav saw a pay raise to $42.25mln in 2017, up from $37.2mln in 2016. His base salary remained at $3mln, and stock awards were nearly flat at $14.99mln, but option awards increased to $15.6mln from $11.1mln. He wasn’t the only exec to receive a salary boost. Chief development, distribution and legal officer Bruce Campbell received $7.76mln, more than a $1mln raise. On the other hand, former CFO Andrew Warren saw a slightly lower $2.93mln, current CFO Gunnar Widenfels (who joined the company in April of last year) received $6mln, former CCO Paul Guagliardo rose to $5.98mln and pres/CEO of Discovery Networks International Jean-Briac Perrette saw his pay decline to $8.23mln from $11.59mln in 2016.

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