Bresnan Named Top Reality Exec for The CW

Aug 10, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Former reality series producer Jennifer Bresnan has been named senior VP of alternative programming for The CW, making her the top reality series executive for the new broadcast network.

Ms. Bresnan will supervise the ongoing production of The CW’s current reality franchises, including “America’s Next Top Model,” “Beauty and the Geek” and the midseason series “The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll,” as well as the development of all future alternative and reality series for The CW. She will report to Ghen Maynard, executive VP of alternative programming and entertainment content for new media at CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group, who also oversees alternative programming for The CW.

Ms. Bresnan served as producer on the first season of Fox’s “American Idol,” as supervising producer on Mark Burnett’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” on NBC and co-executive producer on both editions of Fox’s “The Swan.” Ms. Bresnan was also senior producer on Fox’s “Paradise Hotel” and The WB’s “High School Reunion 2.” In addition, she has been a producer on numerous cable properties, including VH1’s “Behind the Music” and MTV’s “BioRhythm.”