NBC has promoted Meredith Ahr to EVP Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment. She will continue to be responsible for NBC’s alternative development. In addition, Ahr is charged with creative oversight of Universal Television’s roster of reality producers. She reports to Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC. “Meredith couples exacting creative standards with partnership and collaborative skills in a way which pushes the department and the producers we are in business with,” Telegdy said.
Ahr recently developed the successful vocal competition series The Voice and is overseeing a development slate that includes dating show Ready For Love with executive producer Eva Longoria, military-themed competition series Stars Earn Stripes with Dick Wolf and Mark Burnett, and Howie Mandel’s return to game showd as host and executive producer of White Elephant. Ahr, whose 11-year career at NBC began when she joined as a page in New York, served as SVP Alternative Programming & Development since June 2010. She had been VP Alternative Programming & Development since October 2007.