Barbara Linebarger is vice president of network partnerships for Network Operations at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.). In this capacity, she is responsible for the strategic partnership with Peachtree TV and the TBS, Inc. animation networks Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim. She is based in Atlanta and reports to Fabrizio Tapia, senior vice president of Network Operations, TBS, Inc.
The Network Operations division of TBS, Inc. provides 24-hour technical and operational support for Turner Broadcasting’s entertainment networks, including TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, Boomerang, Adult Swim, truTV, NBA-TV and NBA-TV International, as well as VOD offerings and products on emerging platforms such as mobile and broadband.
Prior to her promotion in 2008, Linebarger was senior director of network operations, where she oversaw the operations support teams in sales operations, media services and log production. She joined TBS, Inc. in 1981 and held multiple positions, including producer for live and post-production shows such as the Southern Regional Emmy Awards, for which she won an Emmy award in 1994.
Linebarger earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech with an emphasis on radio and television from Georgia State University. She is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), Women in Technology (WIT), Alliance for Women in Media (AWRT), and Turner Women Today. She is a graduate of the WICT Leadership Development program and currently serves as a President on the Southeast Board of Directors. She is also a graduate of the WIT Executive Coaching program and served as an advisor in the WIT Careers in Action leadership program.
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.