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WarnerMedia’s Reilly to oversee truTV

WarnerMedia has expanded Kevin Reilly’s remit to include oversight of US network truTV, as its president, Chris Linn, prepares to step down.

Kevin Reilly

Former NBC and Fox executive Reilly was appointed president of TBS, TNT and chief creative officer for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer last year, and will now also head the former Turner Broadcast System channel.

Reilly has also agreed a new four-year deal that will keep him with the company until 2022. He joined TBS and TNT, then owned by Turner Entertainment, in 2014 and has been behind shows such as Search Party for TBS and The Alienist on TNT.

Linn, meanwhile, is stepping down after six years with truTV, having replaced Marc Juris in 2013, and has ushered in shows such as At Home With Amy Sedaris and Impractical Jokers.

Reilly will report to Bob Greenblatt, who was named chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment in March, after former Turner president David Levy said he would be leaving the company following AT&T’s US$81bn acquisition of Time Warner.

Greenblatt thanked Linn for “his leadership and dedication to re-branding and building truTV over the last several years.”

Yesterday, Reilly and WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey unveiled their plans for the media giant, including an AVoD version of its forthcoming streamer.

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