NBC PROMOTES ERIN GOUGH WEHRENBERG TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CURRENT SERIES, NBC ENTERTAINMENT
BURBANK, Calif. � June 5, 2007 - NBC has promoted program executive Erin Gough Wehrenberg to Executive Vice President, Current Series, NBC Entertainment, it was announced today by Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio, to whom she will report.
"As an executive producer, I valued Erin's contributions to "The Office," and I'm looking forward to working with her to maximize the potential of the NBC primetime lineup," said Silverman. "Erin's relationships within the creative community, her work ethic, and her wealth of experience make her uniquely qualified to oversee and nurture our primetime series."
"Erin has done an excellent job in overseeing NBC's current programs and helping our producers make good shows even better," said Graboff. "Having spent her entire career at NBC, she is the ultimate team player, whose creative instincts and past successes have earned her tremendous respect, both internally and externally. This promotion is well deserved."
Most recently, Gough Wehrenberg served as Senior Vice President, Current Series, NBC Entertainment, since May 2004. In August 2006, her creative responsibilities were expanded so that she headed the network's Current Programming department.
Most recently, Gough Wehrenberg's current programming successes include "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights," "Heroes," "My Name Is Earl," "The Office" and "Medium."
Gough Wehrenberg previously served as Vice President, Comedy Development, from June 2002-May 2004. In that position, she provided coverage of "Friends" and "Ed," among others. In addition, Gough Wehrenberg also helped to develop "The Office."
Earlier, Gough Wehrenberg also was Vice President, Current Programming. She first came to NBC as an intern in the Series Programs department in 1994 while a student at UCLA. After she graduated from there with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1995, Gough Wehrenberg joined the network as an executive assistant in Series Programs.
In 1998, Gough Wehrenberg became a Program Associate in the department and was named Manager a year later. In 2000, she was promoted to Director, where she was responsible for the ongoing creative supervision of "Friends," "Ed" and "Freaks and Geeks" among others.