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UDT ups Wilson

Tracie Wilson has been promoted to vice president of programming for
Universal Domestic Television, overseeing the syndicator's roster of first-run
shows, including Maury, The Jerry Springer Show, Crossing Over
with John Edward
, Blind Date and The Fifth Wheel.

Wilson is also developing Fergie, Universal's 2004 talk-show entry
starring Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.

She will report to Lisa Hackner, Universal's executive VP of
programming and development.

Wilson has been at Universal since 1995, when she started as executive
assistant to Greg Meidel, who was then chairman of Universal Television Group.

She transitioned to programming in 1998 as a manager and was promoted to
director in 2000.

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.