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AT&T veteran, John Stankey, is expected to lead entertainment operations after Time Warner takeover

AT&T veteran, John Stankey, is expected to lead entertainment operations after Time Warner takeover

Telecommunications colossus AT&T already is making plans for its management structure after it completes its proposed $85.4-billion takeover of media giant Time Warner Inc., including expanding its operations in Los Angeles.

It is widely expected that AT&T will turn to 30-year phone company veteran John Stankey to run the movie and television business once the Time Warner deal closes. Stankey, 54, is a trusted lieutenant of AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson and he currently leads AT&T’s Entertainment group in El Segundo, which includes satellite television service DirecTV.

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