Amazon Studios head of unscripted Heather Schuster has departed the company after less than a year on the job, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
Schuster was named to the position last October, filling the vacancy left by Conrad Riggs during the executive shakeup following the ouster of former programming boss Roy Price.
Schuster’s exit comes after an investigation into her corporate conduct, according to Deadline. Citing an unnamed source, the site reported that the investigation stemmed from concerns about Schuster’s verbal behavior.
Schuster was tapped to oversee all of Amazon’s unscripted efforts, which include Jeremy Clarkson’s “Top Gear” follow-up “The Grand Tour” and the sports docuseries “All or Nothing.”
She is a veteran of Ryan Seacrest Productions and her All3Media-backed company Morocco Junction Entertainment. Her other producer credits include “The Apprentice,” “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” and “Celebrity Fit Club.”
Schuster is the second Amazon Studios executive to leave the company since former Jennifer Salke took over as head of the studio in February. She follows Jason Ropell, who stepped down as head of the film division last month.