Debmar-Mercury announced today that it has appointed an executive to the position of senior VP, programming and production.
The post will be taken by veteran television syndication programming executive and award-winning producer Alexandra Jewett, the company said. Jewett will report to Lonnie Burstein, executive VP of programming and production.
Jewett has been VP of programming and development, East Coast, for CBS Television Distribution since 2006, working on the launch of “The Rachael Ray Show” and the final seasons of “The Montel Williams Show.”
“In her newly created role, Jewett will be responsible for overseeing all Debmar-Mercury programming originating from the East Coast, including ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ and will also assist in the development of all new projects,” the company announced.
Burstein added: “Alexandra has proven herself to be a very talented television executive who knows what daytime viewers want and, thanks to her award-winning producing skills, how to best deliver results. With Alexandra now serving as a critical part of our team, we believe Wendy and all other talent who join Debmar-Mercury’s growing stable of first-run programming will be in excellent hands.”