Top Hearst Corp. entertainment executive Scott Sassa has exited the company, Deadline has confirmed. The news is not entirely surprising as Sassa has been known for his living-on-the-edge lifestyle that clashed with the rather conservative top Hearst brass. Still, the circumstances of his departure are bizarre. There have been unconfirmed reports of inappropriate behavior. At Hearst, Sassa oversaw the company’s interests in ESPN, Lifetime and other networks including the History Channel. He brought Mark Burnett to the fold (Hearst owns 50% of Mark Burnett Prods.), and serves as a producer on Burnett’s blockbuster History miniseries The Bible. Prior to Hearst, Sassa was the top West Coast executive at NBC and also worked at Turner Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Co. His Facebook page lists him as former president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication.
Scott Sassa Departs Hearst Entertainment
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