Turner Broadcasting Promotes David Levy to President

Longtime Turner exec adds creative control of key networks TNT, TBS to revenue-focused portfolio

Turner Broadcasting has upped David Levy to president, the company announced Monday, giving the longtime bottom-line-focused exec creative control over several key networks including TBS and TNT.

In his new role, the New York-based Levy adds oversight of Turner's entertainment, animation and young adults networks to his current responsibilities over ad sales, affiliate sales and sports units. He'll report to Chairman and CEO Phil Kent, who announced the promotion Monday morning.

In his previous role as president of sales, distribution and sports, Levy oversaw domestic revenue – now he gains oversight of all creative and business activity of TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim.

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“David is an extraordinary executive with a broad range of experience in just about every aspect of our business,” Kent said in Turner's statement. “His imagination and audacity echo the spirit of Turner's founder and namesake, and he inspires great teams to do their best work.”

Levy's began his career at Turner in 1986 as an account exec and worked his way up to become the company's first president of Turner Broadcasting System International.