Turner Broadcasting head stepping down, says AOL

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  • Thursday, 20 Feb 2003

NEW YORK: Turner Broadcasting head Jamie Kellner is stepping down after two years on the job, corporate parent AOL Time Warner announced on Tuesday. 

He will continue as chairman and chief executive officer of the WB Network through the end of his contract in the summer of 2004. 

Philip I. Kent, formerly president of the CNN News Group until resigning in 2001, rejoins Turner as its chairman and CEO. 

Kent will lead the CNN News Group; Turner’s entertainment networks, including TNT, TBS Superstation, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, Turner South and Boomerang, and Turner Sports, as well as the Turner Sports properties, which include the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers. 

He will begin to work immediately with Kellner on a transition plan and then formally take over on March 10, according to the company. 

This is the latest in a series of management changes at the company. In recent weeks, AOL chairman Steve Case announced plans to step down. Shortly after, CNN head Walter Isaacson resigned after two years in that post. – AP 

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