Spike TV has named Lauren Ruggiero Senior Director of Scripted Development. In her new role, she will help expand the development slate and co-manage show production, reporting directly to Ted Gold, SVP of Scripted Original Series.

attends the 2015 Spike TV Upfront on March 3, 2015 in New York City.Ruggiero comes to Spike from Elice Island Entertainment, where she worked in conjunction with Spike as co-producer of limited event series Tut. Before that she served as a coordinator of original programming at AMC, where she worked on various hit series, including Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing and The Walking Dead.

“We are thrilled to have Lauren join our team,” says Gold. “She brings a wealth of experience, tremendous creative energy and instinct. I had the opportunity to work closely with Lauren on the production of Tut and I know she will be a huge asset as we continue to expand Spike’s audience.”