Gough Wehrenberg joins WBTV

MUMBAI: Veteran NBC comedy and current executive Erin Gough Wehrenberg has joined Warner Bros. TV as senior vice president comedy development.

Gough Wehrenberg, who exited as the No. 2 executive at Universal Media Studios as part of an NBC executive shake-up in December, will run day-to-day operations of WBTV‘s comedy department, reporting to executive vp creative affairs Len Goldstein.

Gough Wehrenberg, who starts Aug. 1, will fill a position that had been vacant since WBTV‘s previous head of comedy, senior vice president Marianne Cracchiolo Mago, left the entertainment business in 2007.

For the past two years, WBTV‘s comedy development efforts were spearheaded by Goldstein with the help of vps comedy Lisa Lang and Wendy Steinhoff-Baldikoski, who will work under Gough Wehrenberg.

Gough Wehrenberg spent 13 years at NBC Entertainment and sister production company UMS, most recently as executive vice president at UMS, where she oversaw comedy development and current programming for comedy and drama series until UMS merged with NBC in December.

From 2004-08, Gough Wehrenberg worked in series programming at NBC Entertainment, rising to executive vice president current series. She supervised such shows as 30 Rock,Friday Night Lights, Heroes, My Name Is Earl, The Office and Medium.

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