Valerie Watts Meraz has joined Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. as vice president of program acquisitions for Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN) and theÂ Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media group (AYAKM). In this capacity, Meraz will negotiate deals for non-sports program acquisitions for TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and truTV, as well as for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. She will also consult with individual networks on program planning in support of network strategy. Meraz is based in Atlanta and reports to Deborah Bradley, senior vice president of program acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting.
Meraz joins the company after serving as vice president of content acquisitions for Showtime Networks, Inc., where she oversaw the evaluation and acquisition of content for Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix, including for the on-demand and digital platforms. While at Showtime, Meraz negotiated deals for the acquisition of feature films, documentaries, short films, acquired series and stand-up comedy specials.