David Levy has been named president of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) by chairman and CEO Phil Kent, the company announced Monday.
In his new role, which is effective immediately, Levy adds oversight of Turner’s domestic entertainment and animation & young adults networks and business portfolios to his current leadership of the company’s advertising sales, affiliate sales and sports units.
Levy is based in New York and reports to Kent.
In addition to all of the company’s domestic revenue, Levy now oversees all creative and business activity of the Turner signature networks TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim, as well as their digital brand extensions.
“David is an extraordinary executive with a broad range of experience in just about every aspect of our business,” said Kent.
Earlier in his career, Levy (pictured above) served as co-president of Turner Broadcasting System International, overseeing programming, revenue, marketing, business development and joint partnerships in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
He began his career at Turner Broadcasting in 1986 as an account executive and rose through successive sales leadership roles to become the company’s first president of international advertising sales, in 1998.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Levy’s many professional honors include membership in the 2012 class of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.