Turner Broadcasting Ups Rachelle Savoia to VP of Communications

Turner Broadcasting System has promoted Rachelle Savoia to VP of communications, the Time Warner subsidiary announced Tuesday.

In her new role, Savoia will head communications strategy and media relations for Turner Content Distribution and Turner Classic Movies.

“Rachelle has distinguished herself as a talented communications executive, and this promotion reflects how highly we value her strategic communications skills, judgment and relationships,” said Sal Petruzzi, Turner Broadcasting’s senior VP and domestic communications officer. “As the media landscape continues to evolve and new distribution platforms emerge, we will continue to count on Rachelle’s forward-thinking approach, creativity and keen understanding of our business to further enhance our position as an industry leader for these two important divisions within the Turner portfolio.”

Since joining Turner in 2011 as director of communications, Savoia has worked on multiplatform distribution and renewing contracts with major providers. She has managed publicity for TV Everywhere, which focused on providing content for multiple platforms including mobile. She was also responsible for licensing deals with streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. In the past year, her duties have expanded to include media relations for Turner Classic Movies, including the annual TCM Classic Film Festival.

Before Turner, Savoia was director of communications at Bravo, where she focused on digital initiatives. She has also held positions at Oxygen, Court TV and Goodman Media International.

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