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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TV Star Jennifer Salke Named New President of NBC Entertainment

Jennifer Salke is of TV development executive, a driving force behind hit series like Glee and Modern Family, has been named the new President of NBC Entertainment, Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced last Wednesday.She has expressed no more need television business for her.
But it is true that, "There is no one in the television business more perfect for this job than Jennifer Salke," Greenblatt said in a statement. "I've known and worked with her for many years and have the utmost respect for her creative instincts, her relationships with talent of all kinds, and probably most of all, her taste. Her incredible tenure at Twentieth Century Fox Television, where she was instrumental in developing two of network television's biggest hits, Glee and Modern Family, is unmatched. This is truly a significant moment for NBC as we continue to rebuild the network from top to bottom and put together the best possible team."

Then Salke said, "I can't express how excited I am to be joining Bob at NBC and to be joining a company with the breadth and vision of Comcast,". "I've known Bob well for many years and have admired him both professionally and personally. I believe together, we will foster a creative and successful environment at NBC. This is an incredible opportunity and one I look forward to with great passion and excitement."

Salke has joined NBC months before two new series she helped develop — The Playboy Club and Awake — will premiere on the network. As Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs at Twentieth Century Fox TV, Salke also helped develop Raising Hope, Glee and Modern Family. Going back further, she played a role in the development of Fox hits such as Bones and Prison Break, after working at Aaron Spelling Productions on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place in the '90s. /Chef_Recipes

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