ABC Family has named a new vice president, original programming. The cable channel announced today that the job is going to Kelly Goode.
Making the announcement was Kate Juergens, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development and Chief Creative Officer, ABC Family, to whom Goode will report.
"A top executive, Ms. Goode joins the network with vast experience in programming, formerly serving as GSN’s Head of Programming and most recently working as an in-house executive producer through an overall development deal with GSN," ABC Family said in its announcement. "In her new position, Ms. Goode will be responsible for all existing scripted series including drama and comedy. She will also focus on the important relationship with production teams and facilitate the communication between different productions and all ABC Family departments."
The cable network added in its announcement: "As the number of original series on ABC Family has increased dramatically, a dedicated Current team became necessary. Ms. Goode will head the Current team, within Juergens’ programming department. Jennifer Gerstenblatt, Director Programming; Kelly Garrett and Danielle De Jesus, Managers Programming; and Julie Katchen, Coordinator Programming will report directly to Goode."