Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III
Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III is president of Turner Latin America. He has executive oversight of Turner’s regional portfolio of general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air brands; distribution and ad sales of those brands; the distribution of CNN’s services; and licensing and merchandising activity in Latin America.
Previously, Richardson held the position of Executive Vice President of Distribution, Turner Latin America, responsible for the company’s largest portfolio of networks in any region in the world. He relocated to Atlanta in 2014 from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he served as General Manager of Turner Argentina in addition to his distribution responsibilities. Richardson played a key role in the division’s most significant equity transactions, including the acquisition and integration of Imagen Satelital and the acquisitions of Chilevisión, Esporte Interativo and CNN Chile.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.