Turner Broadcasting Hires VP of Program Acquisitions


ATLANTA: Turner Broadcasting Systems has hired Valerie Watts Meraz as the VP of program acquisitions for Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN) and the Young Adults and Kids Media group (AYAKM).

Meraz will negotiate deals for non-sports program acquisitions for TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. She is based in Atlanta and reports to Deborah Bradley, the senior VP of program acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting.

Most recently, Meraz worked as VP of content acquisitions for Showtime Networks. Prior to that she worked in feature film development for Disney’s Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group. She got her start at Twentieth Century Fox as a sales trainee.