May 18, 2016
Discovery Communications appointed Leigh Anne Brodsky as executive vice president, Discovery Global Enterprises. Brodsky will oversee consumer products, location-based entertainment, and program sales worldwide.
Brodsky previously served as the managing director at Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Entertainment, where she oversaw the company’s global business, establishing the largest retail presence for Peanuts in the brand’s 65-year history.
She also served as president of Nickelodeon consumer products, overseeing parent company Viacom’s global licensing and merchandising business, including brands such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Comedy Central’s South Park, and MTV’s Jersey Shore.
In 2011, Brodsky was inducted into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s (LIMA) Hall of Fame. She is also a twice-elected member of the LIMA Board of Directors, where she serves on its charity fundraising committee.