Sports shuffled its leadership in its production unit on Wednesday,
promoting Craig Barry to senior VP of production and
executive creative director.
his new role, Barry will oversee all aspects of production, editorial
content and creative direction for Turner's portfolio of television and
digital sports properties. He will continue to be based out of Turner's
"Craig is a proven leader with wide-ranging
experience producing award-winning content across television and digital
platforms," said Lenny Daniels, executive VP and COO of Turner Sports.
also announced Wednesday that Jeff Behnke, who has served as senior VP
and executive producer of Turner Sports, will be leaving his post later
this month. "During his career at Turner Sports, Jeff has played a key
role in all facets of our sports productions," said Daniels. "We
appreciate his many contributions, dedication, and loyalty; and have no
doubt Jeff will have success in whatever he chooses to take on next."
Sports also promoted Tim Kiely to VP and executive producer of
production and Albert Vertino to VP and executive producer of content.
In these roles, Kiely will manage the day-to-day remote and studio production
operations, while Vertino will oversee content across Turner Sports'
linear, digital and mobile platforms.