Juris promoted at Court TV


Marc Juris has been upped to executive vp and GM at Court TV, less than a month before the network gets a new moniker.

As the channel's top executive, Juris will oversee all day-to-day operations and strategic planning, including the initiative that will see Court TV rebranded as truTV starting Jan. 1.

Juris joined Court TV as GM in November 2004 after holding several senior positions at Rainbow Media Holdings. Juris' "outstanding leadership and accomplishments have not only had a tremendously positive impact on the network but also made the industry stand up and take notice," Turner Entertainment Networks Steve Koonin said. TruTV will feature real-life programming with an emphasis on stories told from a first-person perspective; in daytime, the channel will feature trial coverage.