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Palaski Named VP, Public Relations at Cartoon Network

Courtenay Palaski has been promoted to vice president, public relations, for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group, it was announced today by James Anderson, senior vice president, public relations, for the Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group. In her expanded role, Palaski will oversee development and implementation of the public relations efforts surrounding all series programs for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.

Press Release from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Courtenay Palaski has been promoted to vice president, public relations, for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group, it was announced today by James Anderson, senior vice president, public relations, for the Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group.  In her expanded role, Palaski will oversee development and implementation of the public relations efforts surrounding all series programs for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.  Palaski is based in Los Angeles and reports directly to Anderson, as well as working closely with the team of executives and creators at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, CA, and Williams Street Studios in Atlanta.

“Courtenay is one of most well-respected PR professionals in the business,” said Anderson. “Her relationships with the media, as well as strategic and creative insights have been an asset to not only our PR campaigns but to the overall brands of each of our networks and studios.”

Previously, Palaski served as senior director of public relations at Cartoon Network.  In this capacity, she played a key role in generating media coverage for such projects as the creation of Cartoon Network Studios, the launch of the Adult Swim late-night network and successful publicity campaigns for such award-winning, original animated series as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Ben 10, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Teen Titans, Chowder, Generator Rex and Firebreather.  Additionally, she helped to create PR launch campaigns for Adult Swim original properties, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Venture Bros. and Metalocalypse.  During her tenure at Cartoon Network, Palaski also supervised campaigns for the network’s expansion into live-action projects, including Ben 10: Race Against Time, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Unnatural History and Tower Prep.

Before starting with Cartoon Network in 1998, Palaski worked in development at TNT and then in publicity for Turner Pictures.  Prior to Turner Broadcasting, Palaski worked at the Samuel Goldwyn Company and The New Yorker.

An east coast native, Palaski earned a bachelor of arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families.  Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired comedy programming for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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