Kevin Reilly lands at Turner

It’s official, finally: Kevin Reilly has been named president of TNT and TBS, and chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment. The former chairman of entertainment for Fox takes on responsibilities handled by two departed execs: Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin, who left in April, and former president of TNT, TBS and TCM, Michael Wright, who exited in August. “Kevin brings a tremendous track record of success not only in terms of programming hits but also in the new media arena, where he was among the first broadcast network executives to push for meaningful investment in digital and social media,” said Turner Broadcasting president David Levy, to whom Reilly will report. “He has never shied away from taking bold programming risks and being a true champion of quality television.”

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