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Lazarus Ankles Turner Post

Mark Lazarus has vacated the position of president of the Turner Ent. Group, reports VARIETY. Three high-ranking Turner execs -- Steve Koonin, Stuart Snyder and David Levy -- will assume new duties in the new corporate structure. The three, who previously reported to Lazarus, will now report to Phil Kent, Turner Broadcasting chairman and CEO.

Koonin will continue as president of Turner Ent. Networks, with responsibility for programming, marketing, scheduling, strategy and operations for TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies and Tru TV (formerly Court TV). He will now be additionally responsibile for advertising, sales and marketing of the networks, along with Peachtree TV, Turner's 3-month-old broadcast station in Atlanta.

Snyder will remain president and COO of animation, young adults and kids media for Turner, overseeing Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, GameTap and Super Deluxe and Turner's Atlanta and Los Angeles animation studios.

Levy, president of Turner Sports, will take on the additional role of president of Turner Broadcasting Sales, assuming responsibility for sales across all of Turner's networks, including entertainment, animation and news.