Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television, has renewed his contract
for five more years, Warner Bros. confirmed Friday.
Roth is riding high after Emmy Award wins for two Warner Bros. shows, NBC's The West
Wing and Friends.
As head of WBTV, Roth oversees the development of some of television's most
successful shows, including NBC's ER, ABC's The Drew Carey Show
and The WB Television Network's Gilmore Girls and Smallville.
WBTV also developed many of this season's new shows, such as CBS'
Presidio Med and Without a Trace, Fox's Fastlane, NBC's
Good Morning, Miami, and The WB's Birds of Prey.
Roth joined WBTV in 1999, after serving as president of Fox entertainment
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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