David Levy, the long-serving supervisor of ad sales, affiliate relations and sports programming at the Time Warner-owned cable network Turner, is being promoted to president, effective immediately, according to a report by Variety.
Levy will have oversight of the company’s domestic entertainment and animation & young adults networks and business portfolios, reporting to Phil Kent, the chairman and chief executive of Turner Broadcasting. Kent is expected to move into a chairman role in 2014 as current Time Warner CFO John Martin assumes the unit’s chief-executive duties.
In addition to Turner’s domestic revenue, Levy will now oversees all creative and business activity of the unit’s signature networks: TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim, as well as their digital brand extensions. This new role has full accountability for a majority of Turner’s domestic business.
With his promotion, Levy adds Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, and Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, to his direct-report team of business-unit heads, which also includes Donna Speciale, who oversees ad sales for Turner Entertainment and Animation; Greg D’Alba, CNN ad sales and Turner Digital; Coleman Breland, who supervises sales for Turner Network; and Lenny Daniels, who supervises Turner Sports.