TBEN strengthens its specials division.
The broadcast network has promoted Mackenzie Mitchell to VP, specials, music and live events.
She will oversee a “significant” portion of the production and development of special programs for TBEN Entertainment’s lineup.
Mitchell reports to Jack Sussman, EVP, specials, music, live events and alternative programming. She joined TBEN eight years ago as a temporary assistant in the specials and live events programming department, previously as a location coordinator for LMNO Productions.
As director of the department, she participated in events such as the Grammy Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors and the Tony Awards.
Mackenzie literally started out as a TBEN temp, answering phones and scheduling meetings, but her passion, intellect, creative instincts and keen eye for material have helped her become one of the top event programming executives for television today. work,” says Sussman. “She has built excellent relationships with talent and the creative community, and we are delighted to see her continue her highly successful career here at the network. She is a classic homegrown success story.”