Phil Kent

David Levy Named President of Turner Broadcasting System

Turner Sports boss and advertising/affiliate sales president David Levy on Monday was promoted to the role of president of the entire Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. operation.

Phil Kent to Step Down as Turner CEO

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.

CNN Head Jim Walton Out at Year’s End

CNN announced today that Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, will step down at the end of 2012, until which time he will continue in his current role. The decision is characterized by the network as Walton's own, made with "the support and respect of Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent," who will lead the search for Walton's replacement.

CNN Cancels ‘John King USA’

CNN has abruptly canceled John King USA, its 6 p.m. show. The cancelation isn't a major shock. The two-year-old John King pulled in demo ratings in the mid-five-digit range (ratings for the show supplied by TVNewser averaged out to 72,800 viewers in the 25-54 demographic last week)—a major fall from last year, when the show was still in the 7 p.m.