Klein promoted at Endeavor

Alt TV agent becomes partner

Endeavor alternative TV agent Lance Klein has been upped to partner.

The promotion comes on the heels of a string of high-profile deals brokered by Klein, including extending the UFC pact at Spike through 2011; setting up Bonnie Hunt's upcoming syndicated show; putting together the hit reality series "The Moment of Truth" at Fox as well as "The Millionaire Matchmaker" at Bravo and "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" at MTV; and bringing the WEC to Versus.

"Lance has earned the respect of his clients, his colleagues at Endeavor and executives in the industry," the other 22 Endeavor partners said.

Before joining Endeavor in 2002, Klein was an agent in the television packaging department at ICM.

"Lance is a great guy and a strong agent," said Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC and Universal Media Studios. "It's a well-deserved promotion for him."