Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Announce Promotions In Programming and Digital Production

Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Announce Promotions In Programming and Digital Production

Today, Turner’s Adult Swim and Cartoon Network announced promotions of four key executives across both networks that oversee content strategy and production. Both networks, known for award-winning original content, continue to expand their programming across all platforms.

At Adult Swim, the network is promoting Kim Manning to vice president of programming and Liz Pate to vice president of production operations for games and connected devices. For Cartoon Network, Sherri Glass is elevated to vice president of digital production and Beau Teague to vice president of product management. All previously held senior director roles at the networks and are based in Atlanta, GA.

As vice president, programming, Manning is responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Adult Swim, on both linear and digital platforms. She also oversees acquisitions of pre-produced series for Adult Swim and the network’s anime programming block, Toonami. Manning joined Cartoon Network in 2002.

In her new role, Pate is responsible for the group’s tactical leadership and all operational aspects of gaming and connected devices for the network. Pate joined Adult Swim Games as supervising producer in 2007 and was later promoted to director of production. Over the last 10 years, Adult Swim Games has published more than 100 games across PC, mobile, Steam and console platforms and is currently developing new experiences based on original IP and innovative technology.

In her newly elevated role as vice president of digital production, Glass will oversee all aspects of production for Cartoon Network games, mobile apps and connected devices. She will lead a team of producers, project managers and QA that create, implement and oversee a wide array of digital products including over three dozen console, mobile and web games per year; the Emmy award-winning Cartoon Network video app; and digital experiences for Cartoon Network’s original programming series including Mighty Magiswords and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Glass joined Turner in 1998 as the assistant to the vice president of on-air production.

As vice president of product management, Teague will be responsible for establishing and managing the strategy of Cartoon Network's digital products by balancing the needs of the fans with the goals of the business. He will focus his efforts on the Cartoon Network video app for mobile and connected devices, mobile games, and innovative new digital products like Cartoon Network's Magimobile, the network's first app that interacts directly with the linear television series, Mighty Magiswords. A ten-year veteran of Turner, Teague began his career at GameTap, where he helped design and manage the gaming subscription service's user experience (UX).  

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About Adult Swim and Cartoon Network:
Adult Swim, launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network is known for being a leader in innovation with its approach to engaging and inspiring kids at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.


Wendy Gardner
Adult Swim

Amy Pfister
Cartoon Network