Cartoon Network Takes Swartz from Sci Fi Channel

Robert Swartz, vice president of alternative programming for Sci Fi Channel, was tapped by Cartoon Network as VP of original series.

Swartz will head up development for all animated, live-action and alternative series, reporting to Robert Sorcher, chief content officer.

At Sci Fi, Swartz developed new reality series Destination Truth (which went hunting for Yetis on this week’s episode), and veteran ratings-getter Ghost Hunters.

Swartz will be based in Burbank, Calif., for Cartoon.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.