Alexandra Jewett is moving up from SVP to EVP Programming at Debmar-Mercury. In her newly expanded role, Jewett will work in partnership with EVP Lonnie Burstein to oversee programming, development and production for the company.
During her tenure at Debmar-Mercury, Jewett has played a key role in expanding and growing the media company’s talk and game show portfolios. She and Burstein will continue to oversee The Wendy Williams Show and the new Craig Ferguson-hosted game show Celebrity Name Game (co-produced by FremantleMedia North America), which is debuting in national syndication on September 22.
“Alexandra has done a remarkable job and is a major contributor to our first-run success,” said Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, Co-Presidents of Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury. “With her strong creative instincts and production skills, keen eye for talent, profound understanding of the daytime audience and innate ability to effectively utilize social media, Alexandra has played a key role in turning Wendy into a rare success story. Combined with the invaluable creative contributions she has made to Celebrity Name Game and many other accomplishments, Alexandra is very deserving of this promotion.”
Prior to joining Debmar-Mercury, Jewett served as VP Programming and Development, East Coast, at CBS Television Distribution, where she helped launch The Rachael Ray Show and final seasons of The Montel Williams Show. Earlier in her career, she created and exec produced Operation Homecoming for TLC, where she also served as a programming consultant, and Rebuilt: The Human Body Shop for Discovery Health Network.