WGN America and Tribune Studios announced the appointment of a new executive vice president of original programming, promoting Jon Wax to the position.
Making the announcement was Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios, to whom Wax will continue to report.
“From the beginning, Jon has been instrumental in putting WGN America on the map as a home for dynamic scripted shows, and is as good a development executive as there is in the business,” Cherniss said. “His eye for talent and willingness to take risks on daring programming has become a signature element of WGN America’s programming slate.”
Wax, who joined WGN America in 2013, was previously Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming. In his new role, he will continue to oversee all scripted series development for WGN America and Tribune Studios. Before moving to WGN he spent almost 15 years at Fox.