USA Network Taps Heather Olander as SVP, Alternative Programming

Heather Olander has been appointed to USA Network's alternative programming department as its senior vice president, Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming and co-head of original content, Univesral Cable Productions, announced Wednesday.

She will oversee all USA alternative development and production, reporting to Wachtel.


"One way we are building our original programming portfolio is by pushing out into new genres to complement the success we've enjoyed in scripted one hours," said Wachtel.  "As we open up to non-scripted programming, we are very lucky to have attracted such a talented, energizing and experienced exec as Heather to our creative team."

Olander previously served as vp, programming and development for CBS Television Distribution.

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