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Stuart Zwagil Joins Sirens Media as COO

The executive joins the company behind "Real Housewives of New Jersey" from 44 Blue Productions.

Sirens Media, the production company behind Real Housewives of New Jersey, has appointed Stuart Zwagil as chief operating officer.

Zwagil joins the company, part of the Leftfield Entertainment group, from 44 Blue Productions, where he spent 13  years overseeing production on series including Spike's Deadliest Warrior and Emmy-nominated syndicated series Family Court With Judge Penny. He also oversaw business affairs, finance and human resources during his tenure with the company.

Zwagil has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of production, including finance, budgeting, cost analysis and the creation and implementation of innovative production models.

"Stuart’s robust background and depth of experience in all aspects of TV production made him an ideal fit for us,” Sirens co-founder Rebecca Toth Diefenbach said in making the announcement Tuesday. "We’re excited to have him on board as Sirens continues on its aggressive growth path."

Prior to 44 Blue, Zwagil also worked as a freelance line producer and West Coast production supervisor at MTV and Nickelodeon, working on specials including The Kids' Choice Awards and more. He started his career as a production manager for Comedy Central.

Sirens is best known for Real Housewives of New Jersey. The company also produces Bravo's Thicker Than Water and RHONJ spinoff Manzo'd With Children as well as Destination America's When Ghosts Attack as well as nine series for Discovery ID, including Susan Lucci's Deadly Affairs. The company has series in development at Bio Channel, Syfy, TNT, Food Network, WE tv and E!

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