Hearst Television veteran Emerson Coleman has been elevated from VP to senior VP of programming.
In his new role, Coleman will lead the expansion of the group’s programming ventures. His oversight includes Hearst’s investment in Litton Entertainment and the nationally syndicated hit show Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.
Coleman first became VP of programming at Hearst Television in 1999. Before that, he was VP and director of broadcast operations at WBAL-TV, the Hearst NBC affiliate in Baltimore, where he produced the award-winning Remarkable Journey series. He started his career as a writer and filmmaker.
“Emerson has been instrumental in the growth and stewardship of Hearst Television’s best-in-class programming assets,” said Jordan Wertlieb, the president of Hearst Television. “From our investment in the family-friendly programming of Litton Entertainment, the launch of the most successful new weekend syndicated program Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, countless local programming initiatives and his deep relationships with all of our syndication partners, no single person represents our company’s commitment to quality programming, community service and collaborative partnership more than Emerson.”