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Executive Moves at WarnerMedia Change Leadership Picture for TNT, TBS, truTV

Oct 1, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A number of executive moves have taken place at WarnerMedia, notably an expanded role for Brett Weitz. Deadline reports that eight months after Weitz was promoted from executive VP of programming for TBS to general manager of TNT and TBS, he is adding oversight of truTV.

“With the new title of General Manager of TNT, TBS & TruTV, he will now manage all three networks and oversee their creative executive teams and development in New York and Los Angeles,” Deadline reports. “Concurrently, Thom Hinkle, most recently EVP Original Programming at TBS, has been upped to head of original content for all three networks, bringing TNT and truTV into his role.”

Deadline adds: “Weitz’s promotion, part of a contract re-up that had been in the works for months, follows the May contract extension of Kevin Reilly, who added truTV to his portfolio as president of TNT, TBS and truTV and Chief Content Officer, HBO Max, leading to the departure of truTV president Chris Linn and layoffs at the network.”

Reilly, to whom Weitz reports, is quoted saying: “Brett and Thom transformed TBS into an Emmy Award-winning, premier comedy destination, and will continue to shape the identities of all three of these top-rated networks. Their unconventional risk taking combined with their strong industry relationships will continue to shepherd the evolution of TBS, TNT and truTV.”

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