Turner Sports Promotes Tina Shah To SVP Business Affairs

Turner veteran Tina Shah has been promoted to senior vice president of business affairs and associate general counsel at Turner Sports, the company announced Tuesday.

In her expanded role, Shah will work closely with Turner Sports leadership team to identify, explore and evaluate new business opportunities surrounding the division’s multimedia rights agreements. 

Shah, a 15-year Turner veteran, will also continue to lead the legal team responsible for all of Turner Sports’ linear and digital businesses including multimedia rights agreements with Major League Baseball, the NBA, NCAA and PGA, along with owned and operated businesses in Bleacher Report and ELeague, said Turner.

 “She is collaborative with colleagues and our business partners, and she has assumed an increasingly significant role in the negotiations associated with some of Turner Sports’ most important relationships  said Louise Sams, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Turner in a statement. “These additional responsibilities are acknowledgement of her many contributions to our company.”

Added Turner Sports president Lenny Daniels: “Tina has been directly involved in all of our business agreements for nearly a decade and her institutional knowledge, strong instincts and business acumen will be invaluable resources in this expanded role. She is well regarded within our company and throughout the sports media industry. I’m confident she will continue to thrive with these added responsibilities.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.