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NBCU names Rovner head of entertainment

October 6, 2020

NBCUniversal has named Susan Rovner as chairman of entertainment content for television and streaming.

Rovner joins NBCU as part of a reorganisation that brings the company’s television, cable and streaming operations together under Mark Lazarus, chairman for television and streaming.

Rovner will work closely with Frances Berwick, who became chairman of entertainment networks at NBCU. She will lead creative strategy for original entertainment content across NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, USA and Peacock. She will also oversee development and current scripted, unscripted, late night, syndicated and special programming, managing relationships with studios, showrunners, producers and talent.

In 20 years at Warner Bros, Rovner helped produce shows including The Flash, Riverdale, Blindspot, Gotham, and HBO’s Westworld.

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