Breland, Byko Upped by TNS


Turner Network Sales, the affiliate-sales and marketing arm of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., reshuffled its upper management ranks last week, tapping veteran executives Coleman Breland and Karen Byko to jointly oversee day-to-day operations.

Breland becomes TNS executive vice president of affiliate ad sales and marketing, after serving as senior vice president since 1995. Byko is now executive vice president of business operations, after having been senior vice president since 1999.

Both will continue reporting to TNS president of domestic distribution Andrew Heller, who "will now be able to spend more time assessing and developing new strategies and new products in tandem with our business partners and affiliates," he said in a statement.