Brian Weiss serves as president and general manager of television networks Justice Network and Quest, which were recently acquired by major broadcaster Tegna.
Weiss moved to Atlanta in 2015 to help launch the networks with Cooper Holdings. He helped grow the networks’ distribution to 75 percent of the country on broadcast and cable, and both networks have seen substantial year-over-year revenue and profit growth under Weiss’s leadership.
Previously, Weiss led business development and partnerships for The Washington Post. Weiss began his career at Bloomberg, first as a producer and later as an on-air correspondent for Bloomberg Television, and he served in a business development and strategy role for Bloomberg Government.
Since moving to Atlanta, Weiss has become heavily involved in Atlanta’s Jewish community. He is a member of The Temple’s Board of Trustees as well as chairman of the Leven Family Jewish Identity Institute. His efforts at The Temple focus on ensuring that young and interfaith members of the community have programming tailored to them.
“After my wife’s conversion, I’ve become interconnected with the young interfaith population of Atlanta, which is growing rapidly and is still ‘figuring out’ what it means to be a Jewish family,” Weiss said. “My hope is that legacy Jewish institutions will continue to evolve to see these interfaith spouses as beneficial newcomers to the Jewish community. Blended families are our future!”
Weiss recently participated in the ADL’s Glass Leadership Cohort on preventing hate, and currently serves on the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s Film Evaluation Committee. Weiss was a participant on Atlanta’s inaugural Honeymoon Israel trip, and continues to support the organization’s engagement and fundraising efforts.
Weiss studied journalism at George Washington University and holds an MBA from GW, as well as a Master of Communications from Johns Hopkins University.
He lives in Dunwoody with his wife Yang and their daughter Ellie.