Jodi Turk founded TurkTV Management after 15 successful years in TV programming and production. At TurkTV, she is able to do what she does best: working with talent, packaging deals, and creating projects that sell.
Prior to establishing TurkTV, Jodi was hired by the management firm RLR Associates, as Director of Development, to launch and helm a TV division. In that role, she was the key decision maker on TV projects that were represented, developed and pitched. Some of these projects are currently being considered at major networks and production houses. She also was given the responsibility of Talent Manager and ‘repped’ producers, directors and on-air talent. One of her first coups at RLR, was signing producer Karyn Bosnak, whose personal story led to a movie option, and screenwriting job, with Sony Escape Artists. Bosnak credits Jodi in her best-selling book, "Save Karyn" which brought in a significant amount of revenue to RLR and to Karyn herself.
Jodi began her television career while attending the University of Maryland with stints at the New York Fox affiliate, WNYW and Discovery Networks. Upon graduation, she moved to New York to become a production assistant at the longest-running syndicated newsmagazine, "Inside Edition". While there, Jodi quickly rose through the ranks as a story coordinator and overnight assignment editor. Her true talents were recognized when she was hired by the highly rated, "Sally Jessy Raphael" and "Montel Williams" shows. Her successful producer credits on these shows led her to senior management positions on national talk and court shows such as: "The Richard Bey Show," "Curtis Court" and "The Ananda Lewis Show."
Jodi also worked for major news organizations including the 24-hour national cable network, Newstalk Television. Not only did Jodi help launch the network, but she also produced specials and daily programming for hosts Ernie Anastos, Phil Donahue and Vladimir Pozner. After Newstalk, Jodi produced for other well known talent such as: Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, Joan Lunden, Paula Zahn, James Curtis and Jeff Probst. Her other production credits include: Fox News Channel, Court TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Universal, FX, Warner Bros, FX, Cablevision, All American TV, and Universal Television International, where she worked overseas in Holland. In addition to her extensive background as a producer and television talent manager, Jodi is also a published magazine writer.
Jodi’s production and management experience is an unbeatable combination for the clients she represents.