Syfy’s EVP original programming Mark Stern has been named president. He continues to report to Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller. Stern also co-heads original content for Universal Cable Prods. alongside Jeff Wachtel, who, in a similar fashion, was promoted from EVP to president original programming of USA 2 years ago. Additionally, Stern will now have creative oversight on the newly formed Syfy Films, a joint venture with Universal Pictures.

A former television producer, Stern joined Syfy in 2002 and was named EVP in 2003. He is credited with shepherding such projects as series Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Stargate: Atlantis, Eureka, Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters International, Sanctuary, Stargate: Universe, Caprica and Haven as well as the  miniseries Tin Man.