Darren Campo has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming, Production and Development, the top programming job at the network, it was announced today by Marc Juris, executive vice president and general manager of truTV. In his newly expanded role, Campo adds oversight of the production and development departments, one of the largest original programming operations in cable. The unit is responsible for more than 30 original series, totaling more than 500 episodes a year. Previously Campo was senior vice president of programming, strategy and research.
"Darren embodies all the qualities of an extraordinary programming executive. He has an incredible passion for television and brings to the role an invaluable understanding of the audience and the kind of strategic thinking rarely seen today, says Juris. "I have no doubt that with Darren in this newly expanded role, we will continue the great ratings success we've enjoyed to date."
Under Juris, Campo has played an integral role in evolving to a nearly all-original primetime programming lineup. Such shows as Ocean Force and Speeders paved the way for the channel's record-breaking ratings, and led to the growth of a new audience of "Real Engagers," which was the focus behind the network's revamp from Court TV to truTV.
Prior to joining Court TV in 1999, Campo worked in various positions at CBS, beginning in the television network research department and later serving as program manager for the CBS Television Stations Group. While at CBS Television Stations, he worked on the acquisition and development of syndicated programming, including Martha Stewart Living and Hollywood Squares. He also developed local newscasts and co-branding of all owned-and-operated stations and produced a daily talk show pilot for CBS at WBBN in Chicago.
Campo graduated from the Stern School of Business at N.Y.U. with degrees in marketing and industrial relations. He continues to contribute to his alma mater as a frequent lecturer for undergraduate and graduate classes in the Entertainment Media and Technology program.
truTV is television's destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 91 million U.S. households and enjoying more than a year of solid and consistent ratings growth, truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. Among truTV's primetime fan favorites are the original series Forensic Files, Ocean Force, Haunting Evidence, Most Daring, Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice and Speeders. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name IN SESSION.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.