Amazon Executive Who Oversaw Entertainment Push Exits Company

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Jeffrey Blackburn’s departure is expected to result in further leadership changes at Amazon’s global media and entertainment division

Veteran Inc. executive Jeff Blackburn, who played a key role in the tech giant’s push into entertainment, is leaving the company.

In a memo to staff, Amazon Chief Executive Andy Jassy said the departure of Mr. Blackburn, who had returned to Amazon about 18 months ago from a sabbatical, will result in restructuring and leadership changes at the global media and entertainment division, which Mr. Blackburn oversaw.