The announcement was made by outgoing Turner Broadcasting System Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Phil Kent. Last month, TBS parent company Time Warner announced veteran Time Warner executive John Martin would be taking over for Kent as chairman/CEO sometime in 2014.
Levy -- who had been president of advertising sales, distribution and sports -- will add Turner's domestic entertainment and animation and young adults networks, overseeing TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim.
The company says that Levy has consistently outperformed the marketplace for Turner advertising sales during the annual TV upfront -- as well as achieving broadcast-parity CPMs for the company's networks and businesses.
A nearly three-decade-long veteran of the company, Levy also was co-president of Turner Broadcasting System International, overseeing programming, marketing, business development and joint partnerships in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Those who now report directly to Levy include: Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks; Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media: Donna Speciale, president of Turner Entertainment & Animation Ad Sales; Greg D'Alba, president of CNN Ad Sales and Turner Digital Ad Sales; Coleman Breland, chief operating officer of Turner Network Sales; and Lenny Daniels, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Turner Sports.