TVGN is expanding its original programming department, naming Jessie Surovell VP Development and promoting Kristan Giordano to VP Original Programming. Their positions take effect immediately. Based at TVGN's Los Angeles headquarters, both report to Paul Adler, SVP Original Programming and Development.
In her new position, Surovell will be responsible for creating new original series for the network's growing slate. She joins TVGN from Shed Media U.S., where she served as Executive Director of Development. During her tenure, Surovell developed broadcast and cable shows including The Marriage Ref, Bethenny Getting Married, Hollywood Exes and Thintervention.
A 10-year TVGN veteran, Giordano recently served as Executive Poducer at the network. In her new role, she will oversee TVGN’s expanded lineup of current programming, which includes Big Brother After Dark, Popsugar Now, and The Story Behind series, TVGN-produced specials and live red carpet events. Giordano has overseen more than 300 specials during her stint at TVGN. Previously, she served as a Producer at E! Entertainment for Wild On and Celebrities Uncensored.