Turner New Drama VP at NUTS

May 8, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Jennifer Turner has been named VP of drama programming for NBC Universal Television Studio. The announcement was made Monday by Laura Lancaster, the company’s senior VP of drama and cable programming.

Ms. Turner will be responsible for developing new drama series for NBC Universal Television Studio and overseeing creative issues on current drama series.

Ms. Turner comes to the studio from the ABC, where she was a director of current programming and worked on the dramas “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives” and the comedies “Rodney,” “My Wife and Kids” and “Complete Savages.” Previously, she served as director of daytime programming, where she was the creative executive for West Coast daytime programs, including “General Hospital” and “Port Charles.”

In 2001 Ms. Turner joined ABC Cable Networks in Burbank as business manager, where she supervised business initiatives for cable networks SoapNet and Toon Disney.

Before coming to Los Angeles Ms. Turner was a co-founding team member of an Internet start-up for local merchants in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also worked for Booz-Allen Hamilton and at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.