NBC Entertainment continues to “cement its new executive leadership team,” to quote the company’s announcement Monday that Universal Television Alternative Studio head Meredith Ahr has been promoted to president of the Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment.
“In her new post, the 17-year NBC veteran will oversee all aspects of unscripted programming at the network, Universal Television Alternative Studio and first-run syndication, which includes ‘Access Hollywood’ and the recently announced daytime series ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show,'” the company said in the announcement. “This role, which reports to NBC Co-Chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, encompasses development, production, business affairs (Lee Straus, EVP, Business Affairs, Alternative and Specials will have a dotted line into Ahr), sales strategy, casting and talent development for the group.”
In a joint statement, Cheeks and Telegdy said: “In just two short years, Meredith has built a studio from the ground up and expanded her already indelible impact on NBCUniversal via the genre-defining alternative content she has personally overseen. There is no one better suited to take the baton and run with this role. Meredith will continue to set the industry standard for world-class unscripted programming both domestically and abroad.”
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