Jeff Olde, who joined E! as EVP Programming & Development in early July, has put together his team with several promotions within the department. Blythe Asher has been upped to SVP Talent Development & Casting. Damla Dogan will continue to serve as SVP Programming & Development, while Leela Pon has been promoted to VP Programming & Development. Asher, Dogan and Pon report to Olde. Other promotions include Missy Fox to Director, Programming & Development and Julie St. Aubin to Manager, Programming & Development, both reporting to Dogan. On the scripted side, Kevin Plunkett continues to serve as SVP Scripted Programming, reporting to Olde, and Kate Hoenigsberg has been promoted to Director, Scripted Programming, reporting to Plunkett.
Dogan joined E! in 2007 from VH1 where she served as Director, Series Development and Original Programming, working briefly with Olde. As VP and SVP at E!, Dogan has led the development for such reality series as all Kardashians franchises — Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami and Khloé & Lamar – as well as the network’s newest hit Total Divas. Dogan also oversees E!’s Live From The Red Carpet specials. Asher joined E! in 2009 from MTV where she served as VP Talent Development and Casting. She oversees the talent and casting of core franchises Fashion Police, E! News, Live From The Red Carpet, as well as the casting, booking and talent relations for all of E!’s pilots, series and specials. Pon manages the network’s late-night talk show Chelsea Lately as well as development for the upcoming new talk show Hello Ross debuting this September and the new series The Trend covering all things fashion, beauty and design. She joined E! in 2007 from The CW. As SVP Scripted Programming, Plunkett leads all aspects of E!’s scripted development. Before joining E! in 2011, he was SVP Comedy Development at ABC Studios. Hoenigsberg joined Plunkett’s team in 2011 and served as manager prior to her promotion. Fox, who joined E! in 2008 works on the network’s new reality series Eric & Jessie: Game On debuting this September, as well as The Soup, Fashion Police, Live From The Red Carpet and Total Divas. St. Aubin, who joined E! in 2009, works on all Kardashians franchises in addition to other specials and projects in development.
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