NBCUniversal is making a change on the prime of its actuality division.
Jenny Groom, who was tapped in 2020 to supervise actuality and sport exhibits for Susan Rovner’s leisure portfolio, is out on the firm. Sources say Rovner wished to make a change on the division based mostly on the general efficiency of Groom’s unscripted exhibits at NBC, Peacock and the remainder of the cable portfolio. Sources say the corporate is close to a take care of a candidate to exchange the popular government.
Rovner chosen Groom and Rod Aissa to collectively run unscripted. Groom dealt with actuality and expertise competitors exhibits and sport exhibits, whereas Aissa dealt with docuseries. The construction is predicted to stay the identical with a brand new exec taking on Groom’s function, which along with Aissa, consists of greater than 200 unscripted exhibits.
Groom began as a web page with NBC in 2003 and have become a part of Paul Telegdy and Meredith Ahr’s different staff on the community. She just lately had oversight of The Voice, America’s Bought Expertise, Ellen’s Sport of Video games and American Ninja Warrior, amongst different hits. Her promotion in late 2020 allowed for a seamless transition because the division had been rocked by Telegdy and Ahr’s compelled exits.
NBC leisure president Telegdy and his prime unscripted exec, Ahr, have been each pushed out after an investigation at firm discovered that they fostered a poisonous tradition, allegations of which have been first detailed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Following Telegdy’s ouster, NBCUniversal restructured the leisure division below Frances Berwick and Rovner. Berwick oversees the enterprise aspect whereas Rovner has artistic. Collectively, they handle a portfolio that features NBC, Peacock, USA Community, Bravo, Oxygen, E!, Syfy and Common Children, amongst others.
Right here’s Groom’s notice to employees:
I wished to share that after almost twenty years, I’ll be leaving NBC.
From beginning as a web page and transferring up by way of scripted and unscripted programming, my experiences at NBCU have been invaluable. However there isn’t any query that what I cherish probably the most are the folks, the relationships, and most significantly my unimaginable staff.
I’m so happy with all that we’ve got achieved collectively through the years, and I will likely be ceaselessly grateful to have labored side-by-side with all of you.
Change will be scary, however I consider change can also be factor. I’m prepared and excited for my subsequent chapter, and it doesn’t matter what the long run brings, I’ll all the time be rooting for the success of my NBCUniversal household.