In her new position, Ruggiero will continue to expand the network’s development slate and co-manage scripted show production, including the anticipated upcoming series, The Mist. She’ll continue to report to Ted Gold, SVP Scripted Original Series, who made today’s announcement.
“Lauren has excellent creative instincts and is a terrific asset to our team,” says Gold. “She’s been instrumental in developing our ever-growing slate of scripted dramas and will continue to work tirelessly towards Spike’s mission to deliver bold and original series.”
Ruggiero first worked closely with Spike as a co-producer on the hit limited event series, Tut, when she was a working for Elice Island Entertainment. Since joining Spike, Ruggiero has been involved in all scripted projects in various stages of development, including projects from major studio players, independents and several developed in-house. She started her career in entertainment at the William Morris Agency as an agent trainee in their television literary department. After a year there she moved on to become 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.