Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury have named veteran TV exec and EP Stephanie Eno as VP development for their recently formed programming partnership. In her new role, Eno will find and guide development of interactive projects for producing, testing and national syndication. She will be based at Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury’s offices in Santa Monica.
“We are excited to welcome Stephanie to lead this one-of-a-kind partnership between Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. “Working together with the Debmar-Mercury team, we are well positioned to create innovative, truly interactive, quality first-run programming that can meet the needs of our stations across dayparts well into the future.”
Bernstein and Marcus commented, “Stephanie’s diverse industry background in – and vast knowledge of – reality programming, development, physical production and the digital space makes her the ideal candidate to create the type of integrated programming we seek. She has earned a reputation as a highly creative collaborator who we believe can effectively execute on the vision we share with our great partners at Gannett.”
Eno joins the programming partnership from TLC where she served as an executive producer and senior director of programming. While there, she oversaw the production of current and new series, specials and events, including TLC’s hallmark wedding programming. She also worked on the network’s longest-running primetime series, What Not to Wear, while helping to develop a comprehensive digital experience for the show. Prior to TLC, Eno served as director of current series for The Style Network, and before that, was VP programming and production at Fine Living Network.