Frank Sgrizzi is executive vice president of portfolio sales and client partnerships for Turner Ad Sales. Within this leadership position, Sgrizzi oversees TBS & TNT ad sales strategy, while also aligning with advertisers around Turner’s suite of leading entertainment, news and kids brands. Based in New York, he reports to Donna Speciale, president, Turner Ad Sales.
A Turner veteran with over 20 years of experience at the company, Sgrizzi previously oversaw ad sales for TBS & TNT as executive vice president. He joined Turner in 1991 as a sales planner for TBS and TNT. A year later, he moved over to Cartoon Network as their first-ever account executive within the newly-formed Children’s Entertainment Division. After spending five years helping to establish and grow that area of the business, he transferred to Turner Sports as an account executive. Sgrizzi returned to Turner Entertainment in 1999 when he was elevated to sales manager. Since that time, he has played an integral role in the overall advertising sales success for TBS and TNT, holding key leadership positions before becoming portfolio-focused in 2016. Prior to joining Turner, Sgrizzi started his career at Blair Television as a research analyst.
In 2013, Broadcasting & Cable highlighted Sgrizzi as a part of their annual “New Wave of Leaders” list. He currently serves on the IRTS Foundation Board of Directors, where he plays a role within their mentoring program. He currently resides in Long Island with his wife and their children.
Turner Ad Sales monetizes the company's portfolio of leading entertainment, kids, news and sports properties through advertising and brand activations. Attracting a wide-scale audience of diverse consumers, the collection includes leading media brands CNN, HLN, Great Big Story, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Bleacher Report and Turner Sports' high-profile coverage of the NBA, MLB, NCAA, PGA and the newly-formed ELEAGUE. In addition, the company has digital sales partnerships with the NBA, NCAA and PGA.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.