Former Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly is joining Turner Broadcasting as President of TNT and TBS and Chief Creative Officer for Turner Entertainment. Starting this autumn, Reilly will report to David Levy, President of Turner Broadcasting.
As President of TNT and TBS, Reilly will combine the responsibilities at the two networks of longtime Turner Entertainment Networks President Steve Koonin, who left in April, and TNT and TBS President of Programming Michael Wright, who departed at end of August, overseeing content development, business affairs and production, marketing, digital and scheduling. He will chair a newly formed Turner Entertainment Programming Council, featuring the senior programming executives of TNT, TBS, Adult Swim and truTV, to explore cross-platform opportunities, expand the content pipeline and leverage content acquisition for all networks.
“The creation of a chief creative officer role is central to my model for more aggressively engaging in the war for content,” Levy commented. “Kevin will lead this newly formed council in identifying and securing the best programming available in the marketplace for the full range of consumer platforms to further advantage the Turner entertainment brands.”