Turner Sports Shuffles Production Leadership Roles

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Turner Sports shuffled its leadership in its production unit on Wednesday, promoting Craig Barry to senior vice president of production and executive creative director.

In his new role, Barry, who will succeed Jeff Behnke, will oversee all aspects of production, editorial content and creative direction for Turner's portfolio of television and digital sports properties. He will continue to be based out of Turner's Atlanta headquarters.

"Craig is a proven leader with wide-ranging experience producing award-winning content across television and digital platforms," said Lenny Daniels, executive vice president and COO of Turner Sports, in a statement.

Behnke, who has been serving as senior vice president and executive producer of Turner Sports, is leaving his post later this month. "During his career at Turner Sports, Jeff has played a key role in all facets of our sports productions," said Daniels. "We appreciate his many contributions, dedication, and loyalty; and have no doubt Jeff will have success in whatever he chooses to take on next."

Turner Sports also promoted Tim Kiely to vice president and executive producer of production and Albert Vertino to vice president and executive producer of content. In their respective roles, Kiely will manage the day-to-day remote and studio production operations, while Vertino will oversee content across Turner Sports' linear, digital and mobile platforms.

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