Discovery’s Kwan out, Scripps Asia staffers axed as Asia team takes shape

Discovery has laid off long-time programming boss, Charmaine Kwan, and vice president, ad sales and business development for Southeast Asia, Celeste Campbell-Pitt, along with about 26 people from the Scripps Networks’ Asia team.

Staffers were told about the changes, part of Scripps’ integration into Discovery, in two town halls this week.

Exits include Scripps’ head of production, Carl Zuzarte, and head of affiliate sales, Candice Chua. Campbell-Pitt was brought on by former managing director Arthur Bastings in 2017.

Discovery has made no announcements.