10:30am PT by Michael O'Connell
NBC Promotes Comedy and Drama Execs
NBC Entertainment has promoted two of its top scripted executives, elevating drama's Cara Dellaverson and comedy's Jeff Meyerson.
The pair's promotions come just a month after the network's executive roster shifted dramatically with Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta being named co-presidents of NBC Entertainment scripted programming, following the exit of longtime scripted chief Jennifer Salke for Amazon.
The promotions see Dellaverson being named executive vp drama programming and Meyerson rising to senior vp comedy development.
“Cara is an invaluable member of our programming team with incredible creative instincts, fantastic taste in material and strong relationships throughout the industry,” said Katz. “We’re extremely fortunate to have her leading our drama development efforts and continuing to make NBC a place that attracts and supports top talent.”
Dellaverson, only with the network since 2015, has worked on such key series as This Is Us and newcomers Good Girls and Rise. She came over from Lionsgate, where her tenure included creative involvement with Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Orange Is the New Black.
Meyerson also joined the network in 2015, coming from IFC and Fox before that. He has developed current NBC comedies The Good Place, Great News and Trial and Error.
“Jeff has been instrumental in creating NBC’s outstanding comedy lineup,” added Pakosta, “He has long supported storytellers and has the respect of writers and talent throughout the creative community. We’re excited to have Jeff lead our comedy team.”