Universal Television has a new head of current programming, with the position of Executive VP, Current Series and New Business Development, going to JoAnn Alfano, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alfano moves over from NBCUniversal International Studios, where she has been Executive VP, Scripted Programming, since 2013. She replaces Chris Sanagustin, who recently exited as head of current, and adds business development duties.
She will report to Universal TV President Pearlena Igbokwe.
Igbokwe is quoted in the THR story saying: “Having someone of JoAnn’s stature join Universal Television is a real coup for us. I can’t think of anyone more capable or knowledgeable to entrust our beloved series to, and we get the added benefit of her international marketplace expertise.”