Kevin Reilly, Christina Miller & Chris Linn
Title: President & Head of Programming, truTV
Years in Cable: 25
Education: BFA, Theatre, University of Florida
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Choose your boss not your job.
Title: President & GM, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang
Years in Cable: 9 1/2
Education: BSA, Marketing, College of Staten Island
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: 1) Take calculated risks and have fun. 2) Spend more time listening. 3) Choose people who are smart and kind.
Title: President, TBS & TNT; Chief Creative Officer, Turner Entertainment
Years in Cable: 4 1/2 (plus 10 years in broadcast)
Education: Bachelor’s, Cornell University
Turner underwent some hefty corporate shifting during the past year, and with some time now under their belt these three executives are out to prove that the changes were for the better. Reilly came on board, bringing with him to TBS and TNT a track record for innovation he honed during his days at Fox. In her new position, Miller, who previously was on the Turner Sports side, successfully relaunched Boomerang as an ad-supported network. And Linn’s rebrand of truTV as “Way More Fun” led to a 47 percent growth in primetime viewers age 18-49. Together, this trio is refreshing key Turner networks that collectively reach audiences of every age.
I watch most programming on this device: Samsung Smart TV, but tipping more and more towards the iPad.
The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day I… finally get a good night’s sleep.
If I could interrupt Kanye West just once, I would tell him… relax and stop taking things so seriously. Watch some “Impractical Jokers.” You need a good belly laugh.
The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is… next-generation cable boxes and voice remotes like Comcast’s X1, which makes finding content easier and more intuitive across multiple platforms.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Provincetown, MA. Simply the most relaxing, peaceful place to visit that never disappoints.
Favorite TV show as a kid:“The Six Million Dollar Man.” I REALLY wanted to be bionic.
The last time I had a good laugh was… this morning. I am fortunate to be surrounded by an incredibly smart and funny team that keeps me laughing every day.
My favorite business/motivational book: Right now, I’m loving Top of the Rock by Warren Littlefield. It is inspiring during a time of such dynamic change in our industry.
Favorite screen: All of them, but I always gravitate to the best one available at the time.
Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram
Who’s on tap for the next big comeback? Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup—better known as “The Powerpuff Girls,” of course!
The last time I had a good laugh was… today! You have to find humor every day.