Randy Lennox is the new president of Canadian broadcast giant Bell Media following the exit of Mary Anne Turcke for American football organisation the NFL.
Turcke has become the NFL’s president of digital media and NFL Network after nearly two years as president, and twelve overall at BCE, parent of Bell Media.
She had taken on role after Kevin Crull was sacked for allegedly intervening in news coverage at local stations.
Lennox joined Bell in September 2015 as president of broadcasting and content, replacing the long-serving Phil King, and joining during a period a management turnover, which gave him the remit to create a new programming strategy for the CTV owner.
In his new role, Lennox will oversee all strategy and operations across Bell’s TV, radio, digital media, out-of-home advertising and special projects. He will report to Bell president and chief brand officer Wade Oosterman.
Lennox was previously president and CEO of Universal Music Canada, where helped to launch the careers of Canadian musicians such as Justin Bieber and Drake.
“Randy Lennox is a seasoned entertainment executive renowned for his commitment to the growth and success of Canada’s media community. I am delighted that Randy will be taking the country’s number one multimedia company forward as the new president of Bell Media,” said George Cope, president and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada.
“On behalf of our team, I thank Mary Ann Turcke for her outstanding accomplishments at Bell Media and Bell Canada over the last twelve, years, and wish her the very best in an exciting new role with the NFL.”
Turcke, who joined Bell as VP of customer experience and operations in 2005, will relocate to LA, reporting to NFL executive VP of media Brian Rolapp. She will run NFL’s TV channels, and media operations such as NFL Films, NFL Digital and NFL.com.
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19th January 2019