A month after Chris Linn took the reins of TruTV as president and head of programming, the Turner cable network is undergoing an executive restructuring. Marissa Ronca has been promoted to SVP Development and Original Programming, heading up a newly combined team that covers original programming from development through production. Michael Lanzillotta has been upped to SVP and General Manager of the network. Both are based in New York and report to Linn. As part of the restructuring, SVP programming, production and development >Darren Campo, who was TruTV’s top programming executive under previous topper Marc Juris, is leaving, along with Adam Dolgins, SVP of original programming and >Mary Corigliano, SVP of brand strategy and digital content/multi-platform development. A search is underway for a senior executive to head up TruTV’s brand strategy & digital content/multi-platform development teams, replacing Corigliano.
Ronca joined Court TV in 2007 and was a key player in the network’s transformation into truTV in 2008. She most recently was VP Program Development and headed up the team responsible for bringing shows like Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers, South Beach Tow and Guinness World Records Unleashed to the network. Before that she worked at TLC and Discovery Home, shepherding titles like Little People, Big World, LA Ink and Say Yes To The Dress. Lanzillotta came to Turner in 2007 to prepare the business side of Court TV for its transformation into truTV. He most recently was SVP Business Affairs for truTV and international distribution for Turner Entertainment Networks, which includes truTV, TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies as well as for certain CNN series.