Riegg named alternative vp at NBC, UMS

Executive was previously at ABC

NEW YORK -- Brandon Riegg has been appointed to the new position of vp alternative programming and development at NBC and Universal Media Studios.

Riegg most recently worked at ABC as executive director of alternative series and specials. He will report to Meredith Ahr, senior vp alternative programming and development at NBC and Universal Media Studios.

At ABC, he oversaw all facets of development, production and on-air current programming for such series as "Dancing with the Stars," "Wife Swap" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Riegg will be responsible for overseeing current alternative shows and new development from pitch to launch.

Said Paul Telegdy, executive vp alternative programming and production at NBC and Universal Media Studios: "Brandon is an executive with keen creative insights and analytical skills, with great talent and producer relationships. His experience in developing and shepherding some of reality television's biggest recent hits makes him a fantastic addition to our team."
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