NBC made it official today, announcing the name of the new president of NBC Entertainment, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. The news was not a surprise, as we reported a month ago that Jennifer Salke, executive VP of 20th Century Fox Television, was in line for the job.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt made Salke’s appointment official, saying in a statement: “There is no one in the television business more perfect for this job than Jennifer Salke. I’ve known and worked with her for many years and have the utmost respect for her creative instincts, her relationships with talent of all kinds, and probably most of all, her taste. Her incredible tenure at 20th Century Fox Television, where she was instrumental in developing two of network television’s biggest hits, ‘Glee’ and ‘Modern Family,’ is unmatched. This is truly a significant moment for NBC as we continue to rebuild the network from top to bottom and put together the best possible team.”
Salke will oversee prime-time and daytime programming and will report to Greenblatt. Departments reporting to her will include drama development, comedy development, current programming and casting.
Said Salke: “I can’t express how excited I am to be joining Bob at NBC and to be joining a company with the breadth and vision of Comcast. I’ve known Bob well for many years and have admired him both professionally and personally. I believe together, we will foster a creative and successful environment at NBC.”