Turner Shakes Up Team: Names Shapiro Strategy Chief, Searches For New Coms Chief

Turner Broadcasting System this morning announced a reorganization, naming Doug Shapiro executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Shapiro is currently senior vice president-international and corporate strategy for Turner parent Time Warner Inc.

Turner also announced that Chief Human Resources Officer Angela Santone will now report directly to CEO John Martin and that it is beginning a search for a new head of communications, who will also report to Martin.

The Turner executive management team will now include: President of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. David Levy; President of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker; President of Turner Broadcasting System International Gerhard Zeiler; Chief Financial Officer Pascal Desroches; General Counsel Louise Sams; Mr. Shapiro; Ms. Santone; and the yet-to-be appointed communications head.

In his new role, Shapiro will be responsible for Turner’s global corporate strategy and will oversee its domestic research and consumer insights team and its media group.



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