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NBC brings Brandon Riegg aboard as alternative VP

Brandon Riegg, most recently executive director of alternative series & specials at ABC, has been hired as VP, alternative programming and development at NBC and Universal Media Studios.
July 13, 2010

Brandon Riegg, most recently executive director of alternative series & specials at ABC, has been hired as VP, alternative programming and development at NBC and Universal Media Studios. Riegg will be tasked with overseeing current alternative shows and new development from pitch to launch, and will report to Meredith Ahr, senior vice president, alternative programming & development, NBC and Universal Media Studios. While at ABC, Riegg oversaw such reality hits as Dancing with the Stars, Wife Swap, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and developed Wipeout and I Survived a Japanese Game Show among other series. ‘Brandon is an executive with keen creative insights and analytical skills, with great talent and producer relationships,’ said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president, alternative programming & production, NBC and Universal Media Studios. ‘His experience in developing and shepherding some of reality television’s biggest recent hits makes him a fantastic addition to our team.’

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