Two huge media brands are about to gain new leadership. Bell Media executive Mary Ann Turcke has left the Canadian sports media giant to become the new president of the NFL Network. In addition to overseeing all of the league’s TV channels, she will also be in charge of NFL Films, NFL Digital and NFL.com.
Turcke joined Bell as its VP of customer experience and operations in 2005. She is relocating to Los Angeles as part of her new opportunity, and is expected to report to NFL executive VP of media Brian Rolapp.
With Turcke leaving to run the most powerful company in professional sports, Randy Lennox takes the reigns at Bell Media. Lennox has served as president of broadcasting and content for the company since September 2015. He was also the president and CEO of Universal Music Canada, helping launch the careers of popular Canadian stars such as Justin Bieber and Drake.
In his new role, Lennox will be responsible for all strategy and operations across Bell’s TV, radio, digital media, and advertising. He will report directly to Bell president and chief brand officer Wade Oosterman.
“Randy Lennox is a seasoned entertainment executive renowned for his commitment to the growth and success of Canada’s media community. I am delighted that Randy will be taking the country’s number one multimedia company forward as the new president of Bell Media,” said George Cope, president and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada.
“On behalf of our team, I thank Mary Ann Turcke for her outstanding accomplishments at Bell Media and Bell Canada over the last twelve, years, and wish her the very best in an exciting new role with the NFL.”