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Spike names Eastburg VP of original series

U.S. net Spike TV has hired Alex Eastburg for the newly created role of VP of original series, charged with overseeing the development of the network's non-scripted series.
October 28, 2011

U.S. net Spike TV has hired Alex Eastburg for the newly created role of VP of original series, charged with overseeing the development of the network’s non-scripted series.

Eastburg is based in the network’s California offices and comes to Spike TV from his previous job as co-executive producer of Car Lot Cowboy. He reports to Tim Duffy, senior VP of original series.

Sharon Levy, Spike’s exec VP of original series and animation, said of Eastburg: “We have worked extensively with him on a number of projects and we’ve always felt his vision and energy lines up perfectly with our Spike goals.

“We look forward to having him play an instrumental part in developing programming that resonates with our audience.”

In addition to his work on Car Lot Cowboy, Eastburg has also served as co-executive producer on two seasons of the Spike TV series DEA from Al Roker Entertaiment, the TLC series Sarah Palin’s Alaska and truTV’s Tiger Team.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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