WarnerMedia Entertainment has extended Kevin Reilly’s contract with a new multi-year deal ending in 2022.
Reilly’s (pictured) role will expand to include all of WarnerMedia’s basic cable networks as president of TBS, TNT and truTV, and as chief content officer of direct-to-consumer.
He had been tapped to head up WarnerMedia’s as yet unnamed streaming service in December.
TruTV’s former president Chris Linn is leaving the company as part of the reorganization.
Reilly joined WarnerMedia in November 2014. He previously served as president of entertainment at Fox (2007-2014), president of entertainment at NBC (2004-2007), president of entertainment at FX (2000-2003) and president of television at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (1994-2000).
“Kevin has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader and his accomplishments throughout his career — and particularly at this company — are remarkable,” said WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt in a statement.
“He will continue to head up our important cable networks as well as oversee the robust content strategy for our new direct-to-consumer streaming service. I look forward to our continued collaboration as we move these valuable WarnerMedia properties forward under Kevin. At the same time, I thank Chris Linn for his leadership and dedication to re-branding and building truTV over the last several years.”