TVGN (formerly TV Guide Network) has named two new executives to its programming team, appointing Jessie Surovell (pictured) vice president of development and promoting Kristan Giordano to vice president of original programming. Both will be based at TVGN headquarters in Los Angeles and will report to senior vice president of original programming and development, Paul Adler.
“As TVGN continues to expand its original programming, both Jessie and Kristan will play significant roles in building and managing our growing slate of content,” Adler said in a statement. “Their unique perspectives, creative voices and complementary skills make them a perfect duo.”
Surovell joins TVGN from Shed Media US, where she previously served as Executive Director of Development. At TVGN, she will be responsible for creating new original series for the network’s growing slate of programming. While at Shed Media, Surovell developed several hit broadcast and cable shows, including Marriage Ref, Bethenny Getting Married, Hollywood Exes and Thintervention. She also served in the field as talent producer for Dogs in the City and segment producer for Basketball Wives of Los Angeles.
Giordano is a 10-year veteran of TVGN, who most recently served as executive producer at the network. In her new role, she will oversee TVGN’s expanded line-up of current programming, which includes series like Big Brother After Darkand Popsugar Now; TVGN-produced specials and live red carpet events. During her time at TVGN, Giordano has overseen more than 300 specials. Prior to TVGN, she served as a producer at E! Entertainment for Wild On and Celebrities Uncensored.
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