Michael Lombardo is exiting his post as President of Programming at HBO, TheWrap has learned.
The executive had been at his post since 2007 and had been with the premium cable network for 33 years.
Insiders with knowledge of the situation say the decision was Lombardo’s and is something he has been thinking about for a long time. After being a buyer for more than three decades, Lombardo wants to do something on the producing end.
There’s no timeline yet for succession, and there’s no word on who may replace him.
This is the latest executive shakeup at HBO, as Lombardo’s exit follows the departure of EVP of Drama Development Michael Ellenberg, who left his post and segued into a development deal with the network in January.
Casey Bloys was promoted to the role of President, Late Night and Specials at the same time.
Lombardo joined HBO in 1983, working his way up through business affairs. He became President of Programming in 2007 after a restructure in the aftermath of the departure of Chris Albrecht. Under his tenure, programs such as “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Silicon Valley” were launched.
“Game of Thrones” and “Veep” most recently won Best Drama and Best Comedy Emmys for the network.