Advisory Board Chair
President & General Manager
Marc Juris is a uniquely talented creative executive with a proven record of creating and developing brands and compelling original content for television and digital platforms.
As president and general manager of WE tv, Juris oversees all aspects of the network’s creative and business functions, including long and short-term planning, strategy, original scripted and unscripted program development and production, scheduling and acquisitions, and all marketing, advertising and promotional efforts.
Prior to joining WE tv, Juris engineered the radical reinvention of CourtTV to truTV, creating a top-ten cable network in less than four years. Under his leadership, truTV experienced unprecedented momentum. Propelled by over 300 hours of original programming every year, with 30 unique series like Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers, Storage Hunters, Operation Repo, Full Throttle Saloon and South Beach Tow, truTV finished 2012 with its best-ever primetime deliveries of key demos.
Before he joined truTV, Juris was president of FUSE Network, where he led the rapid growth and rebranding of the former MuchMusicUSA. He was among the first to identify and leverage the nascent power of social media to successfully launch the world’s first viewer-driven music network. During his tenure, FUSE emerged as a credible national alternative to music goliath MTV. Before joining FUSE, Juris was senior vice president of original programming and later general manager of AMC, where he developed and implemented the network’s strategic re-branding, along with its seamless transition from an ad-free to ad-supported network.
Also at Rainbow Networks (the predecessor company to AMC Networks), Juris served as senior vice president of regional programming for Metro Channels, where he developed, positioned, launched and managed three regional, live television networks branded MetroTV. He also held positions at King World, CBS Television Network and CBS Cable.
Juris joined WE tv at a significant time in the network’s history as viewership, distribution and social engagement continue to climb. WE tv’s unscripted shows are some of the most buzzed about in pop culture, from the Thursday night phenomenon Braxton Family Values to the network’s newest hit series SWV Reunited and its popular Marriage Boot Camp franchise.
Most recently, Juris ushered in bold new branding that reflects the network’s broader focus on the communal power of “WE” in a digitally connected and social media driven world. A highlight of the network’s rebrand was to officially drop the word “women” from its name, a shift that signals WE tv’s focus on an expanded audience base.
With a keen awareness of marketer and consumer needs, Juris is a familiar and respected name in the affiliate and advertiser communities. A tireless collaborator and team builder, he works closely with business development, advertising and affiliate sales to maximize revenue and drive growth.
A six-time EMMY award winner, Juris is a graduate of Syracuse University. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA).
Speaking at: Opening Remarks