Longtime TV executive Valerie Schaer has been hired as EVP Creative Affairs at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, where she will be responsible for development of original programming and oversee the division’s current first-run programming. That includes new fall-bowing daytime shows Steve Harvey and Trisha Goddard, and she will also work with NBCU’s Owned Television Stations group on Jeff Probst’s new daytime talker. Schaer most recently was at Harpo Productions, where she oversaw syndicated programming like Dr Oz and helped launch The Nate Berkus Show. She also helped launch The View in 1996 while at ABC. From 1999-2003, Schaer was EVP Programming and Development at Universal Domestic Television, where she supervised syndicated shows like Crossing Over With John Edward and the Dick Wolf reality series Arrest And Trial.