BURBANK, CA – July 14, 2020 – Kristy Chan has been named Vice President, Publicity, TNT, TBS and truTV. It was announced today by Jori Arancio, EVP Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV, to whom she will report. Chan will oversee a team of publicists and spearhead the publicity effort for the linear networks’ Originals, acquisitions, late-night, scripted and unscripted programming.
“Kristy is a great leader, creative thinker and excellent communications strategist. Her big, bold ideas align with the brand promises of TNT, TBS and truTV and it’s wonderful to have her overseeing the communications efforts for these critical networks,” said Jori Arancio, EVP Communications, HBO Max, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “We’re thrilled to have her joining the team.”
“With an incredible, diverse slate of content on three top-notch networks, I’m honored to be joining WarnerMedia Entertainment and to be working with this talented team,” said Kristy Chan, VP, Publicity, TNT, TBS and truTV. “I’m excited to dive right into the bold new shows launching this summer, and I’m grateful to Jori for this amazing opportunity.”
Chan comes to the Turner Networks from Netflix where she served as Director, Original Series Publicity. As the head of a publicity team focusing on young adult, family and Shondaland content, Chan oversaw all publicity strategies for series including “13 Reasons Why,” “Sex Education,” “Bridgerton,” “Inventing Anna” and “Locke & Key.”
Prior to Netflix, Chan held the position of Vice President of Publicity and Awards Strategy for Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio, which are both divisions of NBCUniversal. There she led publicity efforts, special events and award campaigns for award-winning television series such as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” "Will & Grace," “The Mindy Project,” “30 Rock,” “House,” “Heroes,” “Smash” and “World of Dance,” among others.
Earlier in her career, she was a Manager of Publicity at MGM Home Entertainment, where she masterminded DVD publicity efforts behind new releases, catalog titles, family products and acquisitions, such as “Legally Blonde 2,” “West Side Story” Special Edition, the 40th Anniversary of “The Pink Panther” and “Bowling for Columbine,” among others.
Chan graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
TBS, TNT and truTV continue to deliver unprecedented engagement to nearly 70 million homes every month with big bold dramas, smart humor, audacious reality, a deep bench of Originals, primetime specials and sports coverage, late-night comedies, acquisitions and movies. In May, Snowpiercer, a postapocalyptic thriller starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly, premiered on TNT and TBS as the top new entertainment program on cable so far in 2020. Premiering later this month on TNT is The Alienist: Angel of Darkness starring Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans.
TBS, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a top rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, animated programming and, starting in 2020, drama series, TBS’s Originals slate comprises some of the most popular shows on cable — Miracle Workers, CONAN, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Last O.G. and American Dad!. TBS’s upcoming scripted series include the action dramedy Obliterated and the comedy Chad. The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show The Misery Index. TBS’s lineup also includes comedy hits like Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory, classic sitcom favorites Friends and Seinfeld, blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices.
TNT, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is basic cable's #1 network in primetime among young adults and is home to some of television's most popular slate of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws, I Am the Night and the upcoming sequel
The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness. TNT's forthcoming, premium unscripted series include Shaq Life and the live, multiplatform event Chasing the Cure. TNT also presents popular shows such as Bones and Castle; primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the forthcoming, professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
truTV, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Impractical Jokers, Adam Ruins Everything, At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Tacoma FD, The Carbonaro Effect, Paid Off with Michael Torpey, Hot Ones: The Game Show, based off the popular digital series, and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year.
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