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NBCU hires Corie Henson as executive vice president of unscripted content

Corie Henson has been hired by NBCUniversal Television & Streaming as executive vice president of unscripted entertainment content.

Henson takes over the role of Jenny Groom, who left the company earlier this week. She will report to Susan Rovner, president of entertainment content for NBCU TV & Streaming.

“Corie is one of the industry’s most respected executives and brings a resumé brimming with big unscripted hits that have erupted across broadcast, streaming and cable platforms,” ​​Rovner said. “His deep experience with large volumes of programming across multiple networks and brands is a perfect fit for our NBCU content ecosystem. She joins an incredible group of programming leaders working across all genres, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the team.

In her new role, Henson will be responsible for overseeing the reality competition, talent show and game show formats across the NBCU portfolio. This includes popular shows like NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice,” Bravo’s “Top Chef,” and Peacock’s “Baking It.”

“I’ve always admired NBCU’s unscripted portfolio – and I grew up on Must See TV – so I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join this incredible team to nurture this list of massive hit shows, take risks to develop innovative new programming, and, of course, continue to champion the best producers in the business,” Henson said.

Henson was most recently the helm of unscripted for TNT, TBS and truTV. His time there included developing shows like “Wipeout” with John Cena and Nicole Byers, “The Go Big Show,” “The Cube” with Dwyane Wade, and the Harry Potter-themed Q&A contest.” Hogwart’s Tournament of Houses. Prior to that, Henson was executive vice president of alternative entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, working on hit shows like “The Masked Singer,” “MasterChef” and “So You Think You Can Dance” as well as live specials. .

Prior to Fox, Henson worked at multiplatform studio Electus as well as ABC Entertainment. Her credits as a producer also include ‘Big Brother’, ‘Grease: You’re the One That I Want’, ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’, ‘The Critics’ Choice Awards’ as well as live coverage of the awards. red carpet while she was with E! Entertainment television.