Steve Koonin


Ex-Fox chief Reilly lands Turner CCO role

Former Fox network chief Kevin Reilly has joined Turner Broadcasting System as president of cable nets TNT and TBS, and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment. Reilly (pictured) exited his post as Fox entertainment chairman earlier this year, and was replaced by studio chiefs Dana Waldren and Gary Newman. He had said at the time […]

Turner overhaul continues with Koonin exit

Changes at the top of Turner Broadcasting System continue apace with Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin exiting for a new role. The 14-year Turner veteran has been named CEO of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. This hands him control of his hometown team. Koonin’s role as entertainment networks chief placed him in control of […]

Turner ups Levy to president, TBS

David Levy has been upped to president, Turner Broadcasting System. In his new role, Levy will oversee all of Turner’s cable nets and businesses. He has been elevated from president, sales, distribution and sports at the Time Warner-owned channel operator. As president, Levy will run TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and […]

Turner raids MTV for head of programming

Turner Broadcasting System has poached Chris Linn from MTV. Linn will be president and head of programming at TBS’ TruTV, responsible for all programming on the cable net including development and production of originals. Linn was executive VP of programming and head of production at the US MTV channel. At MTV he developed and oversaw […]

Spielberg, Stallone attached to TNT, TBS projects

Steven Spielberg, Dick Wolf and Sylvester Stallone are among the talent producing new programmes for Turner-owned US cable entertainment channels TBS and TNT. Spielberg is attached to Portal House, a scripted series about a group of young scientists who stumble upon a portal into the space-time continuum; and Peter Gunn, a re-telling of Blake Edwards […]

truTV COO departs

Mark Juris has exited his role as US cable channel truTV’s executive VP and COO. truTV parent Turner Entertainment Network’s president Steve Koonin made the announcement in an internal memo, in which he disclosed he was “evaluating truTV’s current and future leadership needs” to find a replacement. Juris joined truTV in 2004 when it was […]