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[06/04/07 - 10:51 AM]
Katherine Pope Appointed President, NBC Universal Television Studio
Pope previously served as Executive Vice President of NBC Entertainment, where she was responsible for all aspects of NBC's new series development, including the fall series "Life," "Journeyman," "Bionic Woman" and "Chuck."

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

KATHERINE POPE APPOINTED PRESIDENT, NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO

Universal City, CA - June 4, 2007 - Katherine Pope has been appointed President, NBC Universal Television Studio, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio Co-Chairmen Marc Graboff and Ben Silverman.

Pope, who most recently has been Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment, will head one of the country's largest and most successful television production companies, which is responsible for more than 15 of television's most critically acclaimed, hit primetime series. Some of the series produced by the studio include the highest rated scripted series this season, "House"; the Emmy-winning comedy "The Office"; the highest rated new series of the season, "Heroes," and cable hits "Battlestar Galactica" and "Monk," among others.

Said Silverman: "I've always admired the work of Katherine Pope. She is an unbelievable executive. This has always been her dream job, just as the job that I'm now doing has been mine. I'm so excited to have her continue as part of the team at NBC Universal." Graboff added, "I have been impressed with Katherine Pope's talent for many years and I know she will succeed in this new position. We're looking forward to her continuing to grow our very successful studio."

Pope was named Executive Vice President of NBC Entertainment in January 2006, where she was responsible for all aspects of NBC's new series development, including the Fall series "Life," "Journeyman," "Bionic Woman" and "Chuck." She also developed and oversees television's top-rated freshman hit, "Heroes" and developed the critically acclaimed series "Friday Night Lights" and "30 Rock."

Previously, Pope served as Senior Vice President, Drama Series, NBC Universal Television Studio, since June 2004, following the formation of the newly combined NBC Universal Company. During her time at the studio she oversaw the first seasons of "House," "Battlestar Galactica" for SCI FI, and "Psych" for the USA Network.

Before joining the studio, Pope was Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment, from June 2003 to June 2004. During her term, Pope presided over the development of all of NBC's new drama pilots, including the hit drama "Medium."

Prior to this, the veteran executive managed the drama development and current programs for the studio. As Vice President, Primetime Series, NBC Studios, she supervised creative development for the hit drama series "Las Vegas," "Crossing Jordan," "American Dreams" and the Peabody Award-winning "Boomtown," which was praised by critics as the best new series of the 2002-03 season.

Pope's former positions included Director, Primetime Series, since April 2001, and Manager, Primetime Series, since August 2000. She joined NBC Studios as an Associate in Primetime Series in January 2000.

Pope previously was a writer and producer for VH-1's "Behind the Music" from May 1999. She also worked as a writer and producer of documentaries for CBS in New York and as an associate producer for A&E's "Biography."

A native of Glencoe, Illinois, Pope earned her bachelor of arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, documentary filmmaker Richard E. Robbins, and their daughter.





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· JOURNEYMAN (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LIFE (NBC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PSYCH (USA)





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