Mark Powell Named Vice President, Current Programming & Specials for truTV
Mark Powell has been named Vice President of Current Programming & Specials for truTV, the latest in a series of executive moves supporting truTV's growing lineup of original programming. In this capacity, Powell is responsible for the execution and editorial oversight of truTV's slate of current programming and specials. Powell is based in New York and reports to Tony Horn, truTV's Senior Vice President of Current Programming and Specials.
"Mark has invaluable experience producing a number of high-profile reality programs over the past two decades," said Horn. "Mark has been a valuable member of our current programming team here at truTV, overseeing the hit truTV series Storage Hunters and the upcoming Hardcore Pawn: Fort Bragg, as well as several pilots and development projects."
Powell joined truTV as an executive producer in early 2011, bringing with him an extensive list of credits that includes Undercover Boss for CBS, Wife Swap for ABC, Under New York for Discovery, Oz and Hugh Drink to Christmas and Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure for BBC2, Passport to Great Weekends for Travel Channel and Globe Trekker for PBS.
Powell earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies and sociology from Goldsmiths College at the University of London.
truTV, one of cable's fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Full Throttle Saloon, Lizard Lick Towing, Storage Hunters, Impractical Jokers, Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, Black Gold and World's Dumbest..., as well as the acquired hit Wipeout. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. 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; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.