As TruTV is integrated extra absolutely alongside facet TNT and TBS, its high programming executives are additionally departing. Which means Marissa Ronca, govt VP and head of programming, in addition to advertising and marketing and digital govt VP Puja Vohra, are not with the community.
Ronca and Vohra exit alongside TruTV president Chris Linn, whose departure was introduced earlier Thursday as a part of a company restructuring at WarnerMedia. Below Kevin Reilly’s new four-year deal at WarnerMedia, his oversight has expanded to incorporate serving as president of TruTV alongside TBS and TNT. He additionally continues as chief content material officer of WarnerMedia’s upcoming direct-to-consumer service.
Below the restructuring, it’s possible that growth and programming for TruTV can even be dealt with by the identical workforce that oversees it at TNT and TBS, however nothing has but been confirmed there. The restructuring announcement comes a day after Reilly hit the WarnerMedia upfront stage and promoted programming from all three networks, making it kind of clear that he had been given oversight of the channel.
The information additionally comes as Reilly laid out a plan on Wednesday to drop a number of the style distinctions between WarnerMedia’s varied channels. TruTV, for instance, is stepping into animation (beforehand the area of TBS and Grownup Swim), whereas TBS is airing dramas for the primary time.
“TBS, TNT and TruTV are stronger if we’re much less certain by a single model place or style,” Reilly mentioned on the upfront.
As for Ronca and Vohra, Each execs had been promoted to govt vice chairman titles in 2016, as a mirrored image of the expansion TruTV has had lately reinventing itself as a house for edgy comedy sequence. Among the many exhibits they dealt with: the Emmy-nominated “At House with Amy Sedaris,” Andrea Savage’s “I’m Sorry,” the favored on-line sensation “Impractical Jokers,” and the brand new hit “Tacoma FD.”
Ronca first joined the community (then referred to as Courtroom TV) in 2007 and helped in its transformation into TruTV in 2008. Earlier than that, she was director of growth at TLC and Discovery House Channel. Vohra joined TruTV in March 2014 after serving as senior vice chairman of promoting at Oxygen Media. She additionally had client and advert gross sales advertising and marketing roles at Bravo Media.
[Pictured: Marissa Ronca and Puja Vohra.]