After nearly three decades in the company, Tanya Giles is stepping down as Chief Programming Officer for Streaming at Paramount Global. There is no immediate replacement, and Giles’ decision to leave was her own and not a precursor to more restructuring, sources told Deadline, which first reported the news.
The executive was named to the role in June 2021 as part of a content leadership restructure at Paramount+. She has been overseeing a programming strategy for content offerings across the streamer and Pluto TV.
Her exit comes as Paramount Global has been taking steps to further streamline its content, production and network operations under an increasingly smaller number of leaders. In late January, the company unveiled the plan to consolidate its pay TV cabler Showtime with the Paramount+ platform.
Giles first joined the company in 1997 as a Senior Analyst in the research department of Nickelodeon. From there she moved on to posts at TV Land, Comedy Central and for a slew of cablers across what was then Viacom Entertainment Group. Before joining Nickelodeon, she worked for CBS as a Research Analyst early in her career.