Q&A With Departing Turner CEO Phil Kent

Phil Kent is leaving Turner Broadcasting on Jan. 1, 2014, as CEO and later that year as chairman. The Atlanta-based executive talks about why he’s leaving, the timing and the shape of the company that employes 13,000 people worldwide, 6,000 of which are based in Atlanta.

Big Change At Top Of Turner Broadcasting

Longtime CEO Phil Kent is stepping down, and Time Warner CFO John Martin will succeed him. Under Kent, Turner branched into original shows and grew sports programming.

NATPE Sets Turner’s Phil Kent As Keynote Speaker

Phil Kent, Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., will be the opening morning keynote speaker at NATPE Content First. NATPE will take place in Miami Beach from Jan. 23 to 25, 2012, at the Fontainebleau Resort. “Phil has a broad portfolio,” said NATPE President-CEO Rick Feldman. “Because of all the content that Turner […]

Web Airings Killed Turner Interest In ‘Family’

Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent said Turner, parent of the cable network TBS, which buys lots of sitcom reruns, pulled out of the bidding for ABC’s Modern Family over concerns that the show’s exposure on the Web would hurt its long-term value and ratings.