Michael Quigley Moves Up at Turner


ATLANTA: Michael Quigley has been elevated to executive VP of commercial operations, content strategy and monetization for Turner’s TBS and TNT.

Quigley will work out of Atlanta under Kevin Reilly, the president of TBS and TNT and chief creative officer for Turner. He is now responsible for content strategy for the channels, including acquisitions, licensing and scheduling, as well as acquisitions for other brands across Turner’s portfolio. He will also oversee TBS and TNT’s new monetization efforts and will collaborate on the networks’ digital investment strategy. Additionally, he will manage and facilitate Turner’s Creative Council.

Now reporting to Quigley are Valerie Meraz, senior VP of content acquisition and strategy; Jonathan Melber, VP of content commercialization; and Jeff Carr, VP of programming and scheduling.

Quigley became senior VP of brand distribution for Turner Content Distribution in 2014. He first joined the company in 2006 as VP of business development and multiplatform distribution. Earlier in his career, he worked for such companies as DMX MUSIC, Liberty Digital and Time Warner.

“Michael’s made a real mark at Turner driving strategy for the expansion of the Turner brands beyond the traditional television screen,” said Reilly. “He’s a terrific leader I know we can count on to both design and implement new value streams for our world-class channels and content going forward.”