Bravo names new president of network

Executive vp, GM Frances Berwick accepts title

Bravo has promoted top executive Frances Berwick to president of the network, while NBC.com has promoted two key executives.

Berwick, who has been Bravo's executive vp and GM for two years, will continue to report to Lauren Zalaznick, president of NBC Universal women and lifestyle entertainment networks.

"Under Frances' oversight, Bravo Media has experienced phenomenal growth across all areas of the business while attracting the most affluent and educated audience in cable entertainment," Zalaznick said. "With this richly deserved promotion, I have no doubt that Frances will continue to lead this team and drive Bravo's white-hot success to even greater heights in the years to come."

Berwick, who started her career at Bravo in 1996, presided over a 33% increase in original programming and an unprecedented number of Emmy nominations for the network.

Also, NBC.com has promoted Josie Ventura to vp primetime production at NBC.com and Robert Angelo will become vp late night, daytime and mobile for NBC.com.

"Josie and Robert both have made valuable and key contributions in their respective roles to enhance the stature and reach of NBC.com," said Stephen Andrade, senior vp and GM of NBC.com. "These well-deserved promotions recognize their innovative work over the past years and will put each of them in a better position to further shape the future of the website."
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