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Stuart Snyder
Age: 62
Occupation: President and Chief Operating Officer of Animation, Young Adults, and Kids Media at Turner Entertainment
Preceded by: Jim Samples
Succeeded by: Christina Miller

Stuart Craig "Stu" Snyder (born May 2, 1959) is an American businessman, media executive, and theatrical producer. He has worked with brands such as Turner, CINAR, WWE and Feld over the course of his career.

He is best known as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media at Turner Entertainment (and in turn Cartoon Network) from 2007 to 2014, replacing Jim Samples. The eras under him were Yes! (2007), Summer 2007 (2007), Fall (2007–2008), Noods (2008–2010), CHECK it (2010–2014), and YEEEAUHHHH! (2011-2013). Christina Miller succeeded Snyder as CN's president in 2014.


From 2000 to 2001, Snyder served as COO and President of WWF. From 2005 to 2007, he served as general manager and Senior Vice President of GameTap.

On May 2, 2007, Snyder was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Animation, Young Adults, and Kids Media at Turner Broadcasting.[1] This included Cartoon Network, with Snyder being the replacement for previous president Jim Samples, who had resigned following the 2007 Boston bomb scare.

Under Snyder's leadership, the network included successful original series such as Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Adventure Time, Generator Rex, MAD, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, Uncle Grandpa, three sequel series of the Ben 10 franchise, and Steven Universe. Under Snyder, CN's programming also began to have looser standards, with many series being rated TV-PG, as well as being more creator-driven than those of years past. His regime did have its missteps, however, such as an attempt to branch the network into reality television programming with the CN Real block in 2009.[2]

On March 6, 2014, Stuart Snyder was confirmed to have been removed as president and COO of Turner's Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division after company changes.[3] Christina Miller was named his successor.

Snyder co-produced a new stage production of The Exorcist, which premiered in Birmingham and opened on the West End in 2017 and Broadway in 2018. He is also the co-owner of the famous Beal's Lobster Pier on Mount Desert Island, Maine.


  1. Romano, Allison (October 21, 2007). "Stuart Snyder: The Perfect Combination". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved on August 13, 2010. 
  2. Littleton, Cynthia (March 6, 2013). "Stuart Snyder Out at Turner Amid Shuffle Under New TBS Boss". . Retrieved on March 11, 2014. 
  3. Stuart Snyder Out at Turner. Retrieved on March 18, 2014.