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Steve Mosko to exit as Sony TV chairman

Steve Mosko to exit as Sony TV chairman

Sony Pictures Television Chairman Steve Mosko is leaving the company after more than two decades building the Culver City television operation  into a quiet giant behind such hits such as “Breaking Bad,” “The Blacklist” and “Jeopardy.”

His abrupt and unexpected exit Wednesday comes just nine months after Mosko was promoted to chairman of Sony Pictures Television after serving for years as president. The promotion recognized his value to Sony’s entertainment business and his steady hand during the 2014 computer hack that roiled the studio.

Mosko is a hugely popular in Hollywood, but several people on Wednesday noted that he...