/// Phil Kent to Step Down as Turner CEO

July 17, 2013  |  Media Week

After a decade of running the ship at the country’s largest cable programming conglomerate, Phil Kent is stepping down as CEO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Kent will stay on until the end of the year, whereupon chief financial officer John Martin will assume the helm. Once the transition has been completed, Kent will remain as chairman of the company until his contract expires in late 2014. Kent joined Turner in 1993. He previously served as an agent at the talent firm Creative Artists Agency. “Phil Kent’s exceptional leadership at Turner has driven much of Time Warner’s recent success,” said Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes, by way of announcing the moves. “For the past decade, he has expertly guided the Turner networks through a period of rapid change, all the while building on each network’s leading position with viewers and advertisers and forging stronger relationships with distributors.” Bewkes went on to say that Kent had initiated the changing of the guard. “He and I agreed that now is the right time to announce the next generation of leadership, and I am pleased that he will serve as chairman,” Bewkes said. A former Wall Street analyst, Martin joined Turner in 2008. Prior to that, he had served as evp and chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable, which at that time was affiliated with Time Warner Inc

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