Meredith Ahr has been tapped as the president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment.
The promotion puts Ahr, head of Universal Television Alternative Studio, in charge of alternative programming across the studio, network and U.S. first-run syndication. The move comes following Paul Telegdy’s promotion to co-chairman of NBC. She reports to Telegdy and fellow co-chairman George Cheeks and oversees development, production, business affairs, sales strategy, casting and talent development for the group.
“In just two short years, Meredith has built a studio from the ground up and expanded her already indelible impact on NBCUniversal via the genre-defining alternative content she has personally overseen,” Cheeks and Telegdy said. “There is no one better suited to take the baton and run with this role. Meredith will continue to set the industry standard for world-class unscripted programming both domestically and abroad.”
“There has never been a better time to create content that celebrates and reflects the unpredictable stories of real people,” said Ahr. “The opportunity to nurture the best and most innovative formats and ideas, regardless of studio, network, platform or daypart—all around the globe—is a dream job that I’m energized to share with the brilliant producers, talent and executives who partner with us.”