Former ABC comedy exec Jonathan Koa has joined Condé Nast Entertainment as senior vice president, scripted programming. He begins his new job on November 16. In his new role, Koa will be responsible for developing and producing scripted television projects for CNÉ. The announcement was made today by Dawn Ostroff, president of CNÉ, to whom Koa will report.
Previously, as a comedy exec at ABC, Koa oversaw the production and development of the network’s comedy series and worked with comedy talent, including Amy Poehler, Greg Daniels, Bill Lawrence, James Burrows and Emily Kapnek, among others. Prior to ABC, Koa worked at NBCUniversal Television Studios where he oversaw production of series House, Monk and Parenthood, among other duties.
“Jon’s broad experience working at both a network and a studio gives him a unique perspective of a very dynamic marketplace,” said Ostroff. “His extensive relationships with top talent, along with his creative instincts, will be a tremendous advantage for us in developing scripted programming from the wealth of material that comes from our magazines, digital platforms and archives.”