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[02/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Announces New Staffing Appointments and Promotions in Programming, Ad Sales and On-Air Promotion Departments

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO ANNOUNCES NEW STAFFING APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS IN PROGRAMMING, AD SALES AND ON-AIR PROMOTION DEPARTMENTS:

BRAVO ANNOUNCES NEW STAFFING APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS IN PROGRAMMING, AD SALES AND ON-AIR PROMOTION DEPARTMENTS:

ELI LEHRER AS NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND MARK SCHOLNICK PROMOTED TO MANAGER, PROGRAMMING

ALLISON CLARKE UPPED TO DIRECTOR, AD SALES; JUSTIN REICHMAN PROMOTED TO CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ON-AIR PROMOTION; THORDIS HOWARD NAMED DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS; TORREY BELL NAMED SENIOR WRITER/PRODUCER AND MANAGER OF NEW MEDIA INTEGRATION

NEW YORK - February 13, 2006 - Bravo has announced new staffing appointments and promotions across several departments including programming, ad sales and on-air. Eli Lehrer has joined the network as Director of Development. Allison Clarke has been upped to Director of Bravo Advertising Sales. In the Bravo On-Air Promotion department, Justin Reichman has been promoted to Creative Director of On-Air Promotion, Thordis Howard has been named Director of Production and Operations and Torrey Bell has been elevated to Senior Writer/Producer and Manager of New Media Integration. Mark Scholnick has been promoted to Manager of Programming.

"Bravo is only as successful as the team that contributes to its tremendous creative energy and growth focus," said Lauren Zalaznick, President of Bravo. "The additions to our staff and the promotions within will get us there even faster."

PROGRAMMING APPOINTMENTS:

Lehrer joins Bravo from VH1 where he held the position as Manager, East Coast Development. He helped oversee the production of several pilots, specials and series, including "Driven Presents: Stage Moms," "I Married," "True Spin," "Totally Obsessed" and "Fortune Files." In his new role at Bravo, Eli will be responsible for the development of original programming for the network and will report to Amy Introcaso-Davis, Vice President of Development. He will be based in NYC. He first joined VH1 in October 2002 as Coordinator, East Coast Development. Prior to VH1, Lehrer held posts as the Executive Assistant to Michael Ovitz at Artists Management Group and as Executive Assistant to George Stephanopoulos at ABC News, during his coverage of the 2000 election and 9/11. Eli has a B.A. in American History from Columbia University.

Mark Scholnick has been elevated to Manager, Programming for Bravo from Coordinator, Bravo Strategic Programming and Development. In his new role, Scholnick will oversee the production and serve as Executive Producer of Bravo's original series, "Outrageous & Contagious: Viral Videos," and will manage long-term program strategy and competitive program information. He will report to Jerry Leo, Vice President of Program Planning and Cori Abraham, Director of Development and Production, and will be based in Los Angeles. Scholnick began his career at NBC Entertainment in the publicity department. Following publicity, Scholnick then worked on the NBC Universal integration, cross-platform programming strategy and the launch of Universal HD. He also contributed to the book "Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA - 2nd Edition." He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Economics.

AD SALES APPOINTMENT:

Allison Clarke formerly served as Advertising Account Executive for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment since March of 2000, where she was responsible for selling advertising for USA, Sci Fi, Bravo and TRIO networks. Prior to that, Clarke held posts as Advertising Sales Planner for USA Networks and Senior Advertising Sales Panning Analyst for MTV Networks. In her new role, Allison will be responsible for all Bravo advertising sales. She will report to Scott Collins, Vice President of Advertising Sales for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, and will continue to be based in NYC. She holds a B.S. in Management from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus.

ON-AIR PROMOTION APPOINTMENTS:

Justin Reichman has been promoted to Creative Director of On-Air Promotion. Over the past two years, Reichman served as Writer/Producer/Manager Program Packaging, where he oversaw the program packaging team. Prior to joining Bravo, Justin held numerous creative positions at Stun Creative, where he wrote, produced and directed promos and interstitials. He will continue to report to Amy Troiano, Vice President of On-Air Promotion, Bravo. He is based in Los Angeles.

In her new role as Director of Production and Operations, Thordis Howard will oversee all production-related areas of the On-Air Promotion department and serve as the chief liaison with Bravo's external clients. Based in L.A., she will also report to Troiano. Prior to joining Bravo, Thordis worked in various areas of production at the NBC Agency.

Torrey Bell has been promoted to Senior Writer/Producer and Manager of New Media Integration, where he is the On-Air Promotion department's key developer for all new media and online needs. Bell previously was responsible for the on-air campaigns for hit shows like "Being Bobby Brown" and "Project Runway." Prior to Bravo, Bell was a writer, producer and editor in special projects at the NBC Agency. Based in L.A., he will report to Reichman.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed off-network dramas, comedy and music specials, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Project Runway," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and "Blow Out" as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye." The network's latest hits include "Being Bobby Brown" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.For more information visit www.bravotv.com.





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