[01/31/08 - 12:14 PM]
Mark Bracco Promoted to Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment
Previously Bracco was director, Alternative Series and Specials.

[via press release from ABC]


Mark Bracco has been promoted to vice president, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment, it was announced today by co-heads and senior vice presidents Vicki Dummer and John Saade, Alternative Series, Specials and Late-Night, ABC Entertainment, to whom Mr. Bracco will continue to report.

"Mark is an incredible asset to the department," said Ms. Dummer. "His previous experience as a producer at �Good Morning America' and entertainment journalist at �Access Hollywood' gives him unique insight in developing reality series and specials." Added Mr. Saade: "Mark has been instrumental in the success of our awards shows including the �Academy Awards,' the �CMA Awards' and the �American Music Awards.'"

Previously Mr. Bracco was director, Alternative Series and Specials, since December 2004, and he will continue to oversee specials for the network, as well as working on various alternative series. Specials he oversees include the "Academy Awards," the "CMA Awards," the "American Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Years' Rockin' Eve," the "Scripps National Spelling Bee" and "The Oprah Winfrey Specials," among others.

In the alternative series area, he oversees "Supernanny," the upcoming "Oprah's Big Give" and the recently announced return of "The Mole." He has also worked on such series as "Duel," "Fat March" and "National Bingo Night."

Mr. Bracco began his career in 1993 at TV Guide magazine. In September 1996, he accepted a position as a segment producer on the launch team for the entertainment newsmagazine "Access Hollywood." In December 2001, he moved over to ABC News' "Good Morning America" as entertainment producer, where he was responsible for overseeing all entertainment-related segments and events on the morning program.

In August 2006, Mr. Bracco relocated from New York to Los Angeles with his wife, Jamie, and their three children, Kyle, Mary and Erin.

Mr. Bracco has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hofstra University.

  [january 2008]  


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