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Dawn Ostroff Tapped as President of Conde Nast Entertainment

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Dawn Ostroff
Dawn Ostroff

The former CW entertainment chief will begin her new post effective immediately.

Former CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff has been named president of Conde Nast Entertainment effective immediately, it was announced by Robert A. Sauerberg Jr., president of Conde Nast.

In the new position, Ostroff will be responsible for development, creation, production and distribution of original television, film and digital initiatives based on the company's brands.

“There is an enormous, untapped opportunity at Condé Nast to develop unique and engaging programming,” said Sauerberg. “Dawn’s extensive experience in cable and digital entertainment, coupled with her strategic expertise, makes her the perfect choice to oversee the launch of this new venture. We are thrilled to welcome her to Condé Nast.”

Prior to joining Conde Nast, Ostroff lanched the CW and ran the broadcast network from 2006 until earlier this year when Mark Pedowitz took over. During her tenure, she developed several television series, including Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries.

Ostroff served as president of UPN from 2002 to 2006, during which she developed projects with Chris Rock and Tyra Banks (America's Next Top Model). She also worked at Lifetime from 1996 to 2002.

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