Phil Kent, Turner Broadcasting’s CEO, will step aside from his position next January. He will be replaced by Time Warner’s current CFO John Martin.
Kent, well-known in London and internationally from his time running Turner’s London office, will remain Chairman of TBS for a period in 2014.
In a memo to staff, Kent said he had been mulling the decision for some time. He had been at TBS’ helm for some 11 years, and prior to that was a regular commuter between London and Atlanta. He has worked with Turner since 1993 except for a short gap in 2002.