Turner Sports Production Dept. Shakeup Sees Jeff Behnke Leaving, Craig Barry Promoted
Longtime Exec Producer JEFF BEHNKE is leaving Turner Sports after 27 years as part of a production department shakeup that will see CRAIG BARRY be promoted to Senior VP/Production & Exec Creative Dir. Barry will be based in Atlanta and will report to Exec VP and COO LENNY DANIELS. Turner Sports also promoted TIM KIELY to VP & Exec Producer of Production and ALBERT VERTINO to VP & Exec Producer of Content. Both execs will report to Barry. Barry has been with Turner for 23 years, and will now oversee all production, editorial content and creative direction for Turner Sports' TV and digital businesses. He will continue to lead the group's Creative Service Sports Unit as well. Kiely, who has been with Turner since '95, will manage remote and studio production operations. Vertino, who has been with Turner Sports for 17 years, will oversee content across the division's linear, digital and mobile properties. He will continue to manage NBA Digital content as well.