Turner shifts Powell’s role

Exec to o'see PR for CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon, TCM

NEW YORK — Turner Broadcasting has added more responsibilities to the portfolio of Shirley Powell, promoting her from senior VP of network communications to senior VP of corporate communications.

In her new role, Powell will supervise PR activity for the CNN News Group and for all of the Turner Entertainment Group networks: TBS, TNT, Cartoon, TCM, Turner South and Boomerang. Turner Sports also will be a part of her bailiwick.

Powell also will run all of the corporate media-relations functions, ranging from ad sales to cable-affiliate sales to government affairs.

Based in Atlanta, Powell reports to Kelly Regal, executive VP of human resources and corporate communications for TBS Inc.

Powell returned to Turner in July 2001 after serving as senior VP of media relations for NBC Entertainment and, before that, as VP of media relations for the Disney Channel.

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