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[07/10/06 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Announces Four New Staffing Promotions for the Network's Programming and Production Team on the Heels of the Most Watched Quarters in Network History

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW STAFFING PROMOTIONS FOR THE NETWORK'S PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION TEAM ON THE HEELS OF THE MOST WATCHED QUARTERS IN NETWORK HISTORY

BRAVO ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW STAFFING PROMOTIONS FOR THE NETWORK'S PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION TEAM ON THE HEELS OF THE MOST WATCHED QUARTERS IN NETWORK HISTORY

FRANCES BERWICK APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION

ANDREW COHEN PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION; DAVID SERWATKA TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION; AND DAVID O'CONNELL TO VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION

NEW YORK - July 10, 2006- Off the heels of the best quarterly ratings in Bravo history fueled by such hits as the four-time Emmy nominated "Project Runway," "Top Chef" and "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Bravo announces four key promotions for its programming and production team. Bravo's Frances Berwick has been upped to Executive Vice President, Programming and Production; Andrew Cohen is promoted to Senior Vice President, Programming and Production; David Serwatka is promoted to Vice President, Programming and Production; and David O'Connell is promoted to Vice President, Production. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo.

"Bravo's growth and ongoing success is directly dependent on the contributions of the Bravo team in both the New York and Los Angeles offices," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "I'm incredibly proud to recognize these four team members, each of whom have made tremendous contributions in making Bravo's unique brand of original shows some of the most buzzed about programming on television today."

Frances Berwick, who was upped from Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, currently supervises all programming for Bravo including original production, development, scheduling and acquisitions. Berwick was responsible for developing and producing hit series "Queer Eye" and "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and Bravo's most recent line up of specials and series including "Project Runway" "Top Chef" "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and Emmy nominated series, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List." Earlier in her Bravo career, Berwick introduced original series "Bravo Profiles," Michael Moore's "The Awful Truth," Emmy winning "Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within" and "The It Factor," and oversaw production for the 13-time Emmy nominated series, "Inside the Actors Studio," Berwick joined Bravo Networks in 1996 from Britain's Channel 4 Television, where she headed international distribution and licensing.

Andrew Cohen, who was promoted from Vice President, Programming and Production, is responsible for overseeing Bravo's current production slate, including existing hit shows like "Top Chef," "Project Runway," "Queer Eye," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," and "Work Out." Prior to working for Bravo, Cohen served as Vice President of Original Programming for TRIO where he was been responsible for developing and supervising all of TRIO's original productions including the critically acclaimed original documentaries "Gay Republicans," and "Brilliant, But Cancelled." Prior to working for TRIO, Cohen also worked as a Senior Producer for CBS News' "The Early Show" where he oversaw the production of entertainment segments. Before that, Cohen was a producer for "48 Hours" and for "CBS This Morning."

David Serwatka, who was upped from Director, Programming and Production, continues to oversee programming and production and serve as producer on such hit Bravo series as "Top Chef" and "Blow Out." Prior to joining Bravo, Serwatka was TRIO's Director of Documentary Programming where he worked on the critically acclaimed "Pilot Season," "How's Your News?: On The Campaign Trail," and "Parking Lot." Prior to TRIO, Serwatka served as Director of Production and Development at Comedy Central and was responsible for various pilots and series, "Win Ben Stein's Money," and Comedy Central's " Stripmall."

David O'Connell, who was promoted from Director of Production, continues his role in overseeing production for Bravo and supervising all aspects related to the production of original series and specials for the network. During his time working at Bravo, David has worked on such hit Bravo series as "Project Runway," "Top Chef" and "The Real Housewives of Orange County." O'Connell joined Bravo in January of 2004 as supervising producer, and prior to that served as head of production for World of Wonder from 2000 to 2002. Under this title, he managed series and specials for networks including HBO's, "Monica in Black & White," A&E's "The History of Hair" and AMC's "Out of the Closet, Off the Screen, the Life of William Haines." O'Connell attended Hunter College in New York as well as Suffolk University in Boston.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, 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 "Blow Out", "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List", "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye" and the Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."

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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· 48 HOURS (CBS)
· AWFUL TRUTH, THE (BRAVO)
· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN (BRAVO)
· INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO (BRAVO)
· IT FACTOR, THE (BRAVO)
· KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (BRAVO)
· PILOT SEASON (TRIO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· QUEER EYE (NETFLIX)
· REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, THE (BRAVO)
· STRIP MALL (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)
· WORK OUT (BRAVO)





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