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Laura Dames Promoted to Executive Vice President & General Manager of Turner Studios

Laura Dames has been elevated to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Turner Studios, it was announced today by Lenny Daniels, President of Turner Sports.  In this role, Dames will oversee all facets of Turner Studios, the next generation production division that supports the entire Turner portfolio – including its leading entertainment networks and multimedia properties – on a global scale.

Tina Shah Promoted to SVP of Business Affairs, Turner Sports, and Associate General Counsel

Tina Shah has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Turner Sports, and Associate General Counsel, it was announced today by Louise Sams, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Turner, and Lenny Daniels, President of Turner Sports.  Shah, a 15-year Turner veteran, will continue to lead the legal team responsible for all of Turner Sports’ linear and digital businesses including multimedia rights agreements with Major League Baseball, the NBA, NCAA and PGA, along with owned and operated businesses in Bleacher Report and ELEAGUE.

Shaq Week Returns to NBA TV Beginning Monday, Aug. 29

Week-Long Shaquille O’Neal Programming Highlighted by New Hardwood Classics,
Network Premiere of Kazaam, NBA Home Videos, Shaqtin’ A Fool and Open Court Marathons

NBA Digital to Showcase Fan-Sourced #ShaqArt as Part of Social Media Activations

Casey Stern Joins Turner Sports in Multi-Faceted Role Hosting MLB, NBA & NCAA Studio Programming

Turner Sports has reached a multi-year agreement with Casey Stern to join the company as a studio host for MLB, NBA and NCAA programming.  Stern will continue to host MLB Postseason studio coverage on TBS.  He will also broaden his responsibilities to host studio shows on NBA TV and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, in partnership between Turner and CBS Sports.

Turner Sports’ Exclusive 2016 NBA All-Star Game Coverage Delivers Strong Audience Consumption Across All Platforms

NBA All-Star Game Telecast Averages 7.6 Million Total Viewers, Up 6% Over 2015

Turner’s Live Game Coverage Scores Top Program of the Night in Primetime Across All of Cable Television

NBA All-Star Game Content Generates 162 Million Impressions Across Turner’s Twitter & Facebook Accounts

NBA on TNT & NBA TV Analysts Reflect on Kobe Bryant’s Iconic Career & Final All-Star Game

A collection of NBA on TNT and NBA TV analysts – Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Greg Anthony, Brent Barry, Dennis Scott and Steve Smith – offer their thoughts on the legendary Kobe Bryant’s final All-Star Game, which will air on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m.

Valerie Immele Promoted to Senior Vice President of Business, Turner Sports

Valerie Immele has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Business, Turner Sports, adding oversight of the marketing and ad sales strategic planning teams to her existing responsibilities leading strategy, programming acquisitions and business development on behalf of the division.  Immele will continue to report to Matt Hong, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Turner Sports.

Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NBA Doubleheader on TNT Highlighted by NBA Finals Rematch – Golden State vs. Cleveland – Monday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. ET

TNT’s NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader Pre-Game Show with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal to be Televised Live from Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change at 7 p.m.

TNT Doubleheader Includes Houston vs. Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET;
NBA TV Tips Off MLK Day Coverage with Orlando vs. Atlanta at 5 p.m.


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