Speakers

2019 Speakers to be Announced Soon

Kevin Reilly

President of TBS & TNT, CCO Turner

Kevin Reilly2018-10-14T19:08:58+00:00

Project Description

One of television’s most influential leaders, Kevin Reilly leads the top rated TNT and TBS networks and drives growth opportunities across Turner Entertainment’s industry-leading properties, including TBS, TNT, truTV, Adult Swim, ELEAGUE and Super Deluxe. The only executive to have run two broadcast and three cable networks, Reilly is widely cited as an industry innovator and has been known for championing some of the most culturally influential programs in television history, including Empire, The Office, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, The Sopranos, The Shield, Nip/Tuck, ER, Law & Order and Glee. He was among the first television executives to make meaningful investments in digital and social media content and push for multi-platform ratings measurement. In recognition of his ongoing career accomplishments, in 2016 Reilly was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Since joining Turner in November 2014, Reilly has aggressively led major brand evolutions for TBS and TNT. Under his supervision, TBS has focused on creating distinctive original comedies and late-night shows – such as Full frontal with Samantha Bee, the Detour and Search Party, while TNT has begun rolling out premium, buzz-worthy dramas such as Animal Kingdom and Claws. Reilly is leading efforts to improve the consumer experience by significantly reducing commercial inventories and has spearheaded new businesses to grow Turner’s portfolio, including Reilly has also spearheaded new businesses designed to grow Turner’s portfolio, including fast growing start up Super Deluxe, a digital studio and distribution company and ELEAGUE, the first major foray into professional eSports by a traditional media company. In addition, he has supported strategic investments in companies like Refinery29 and Mashable, where he also serves as a board member. Before joining Turner, he served as head of entertainment for FOX (2007-2014), president of entertainment at NBC (2004-2007) and president of entertainment at FX (2000-2003). Prior to FX, he was president at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. An avid conservationist, Reilly serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy of California. He is also a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the YoungPresidents’ Organization and serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute, the Television Academy and the advisory board for the Peabody Awards. Reilly graduated from Cornell University and is a member of the Cornell University Council.

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