INTERNATIONAL: CNN parent TBS picks Stefani for Latin America PR

BUENOS AIRES: CNN parent group Turner Broadcasting System has hired

Felipe de Stefani as director of communications and new business

development for Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay.



De Stefani will be based in Buenos Aires and will oversee all PR and

marketing surrounding TBS Latin America's entertainment and news

channels, alongside the Turner Internet sites covering the region, known

as the Southern Cone.



In Latin America, TBS broadcasts channels including TNT Latin America

and CNN in Spanish.



The group's Latin American online offerings include websites in Spanish

and Portugese, such as CNNenEspanol.com.



De Stefani joined Turner after working for regional business and

technology PR consultancy Certant, which is part of Hicks Muse Tate &

Furst.



He reports to TBS vice-president of distribution and marketing Whit

Richardson and TBS Latin America V-P of advertising sales and marketing

Gretchen Colon.



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