Departing Turner Broadcasting SVP Comm. Shirley Powell: ‘I’m Open To Any Possibility’


Longtime Turner Broadcasting PR executive Shirley Powell is leaving the company after the first of the year. Powell has not announced her next move, but said that she wants to “take a bit of a break.”

“I’ve already been inundated with calls from headhunters and friends. I hope the break actually happens,” Powell told PRNewser in a phone interview today. “I don’t know if I’ll be back in the media world. I’m open to any possibility,” she said.

A replacement has not been named, however a Turner spokesperson tells PRNewser the company is going to be conducting a search. For the time being Powell’s team will report to executive vp corporate communications and human resources Kelly Regal. “We’ll give careful consideration to the structure of the communications organization and announce any changes when and as appropriate,” Regal told The Hollywood Reporter.

Powell had been with Turner on and off for 15 years.