truTV names Chris Linn new president


The replacement for Marc Juris at truTV has been found.

Chris Linn, the current MTV executive vice president of programming and head of production is swinging over to Turner's truTV to become its new president and head of programming. 

Linn was ranked in the top 15 in The Hollywood Reporter's 2012 Reality Power List. He started at MTV in 2004 and was promoted to his current position in November 2010. He worked there on programs such as Jersey Shore, Catfish and The Real World.

"Chris Linn did an extraordinary job overseeing so many shows and intricate productions at MTV, and he will truly be missed. He managed the volume with great skill, the challenges with poise, and always led with a passionate voice and perspective," said MTV programming president Susanne Daniels. "He’s a magnificent executive and we wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of his career."

Linn will now be responsible for all programing on the network, as well as marketing, digital initatives and strategic planning. He will report directly to Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin.

"Chris brings to truTV a remarkable track record of success highlighted by some of the most pop-culturally relevant and engaging series on television. With his proven ability to reach and understand the young-adult audience, Chris has successfully developed shows that evolve beyond the television screen to become full-fledged phenomena. Chris has the strategic vision and energy to take truTV forward in the next phase of the network's brand evolution, as it continues to grow competitively in the unscripted arena. I'm thrilled to have him on board," said Koonin about the hire.


- truTV

Written by: Hamatosan
May 28th, 2013, 6:19 pm

Images courtesy of truTV

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