Longtime CNN sales chief Greg D’Alba is leaving the company just weeks before the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers.
Donna Speciale, currently president of Turner Entertainment & Animation Ad Sales, will now take on the CNN sales duties in her new role as President of Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales.
D’Alba joined Turner Broadcasting in 1986 as an account executive and rose through the ranks before being named president of CNN and Turner Digital Ad Sales in 2012. His departure was first reported by the New York Post.
Turner Broadcasting president David Levy calls Speciale, who joined Turner Broadcasting in 2012, a “respected and strategic sales executive, with strong relationships within the ad sales and media landscape.”
Read Levy’s full memo after the jump. Read more