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Syfy promotes Chris Regina to SVP, programming

NBCUniversal cable network Syfy has promoted former VP Chris Regina to the role of senior vice president, programming.
January 20, 2012

NBCUniversal cable network Syfy has promoted Chris Regina to the role of senior vice president, programming, from his title of vice president.

His new duties will include overseeing acquisitions of studio-distributed theatrical films and series. He will continue to manage Syfy’s scheduling and administration department, and will work on the development and supervision of Syfy Saturday Original Movies.

Based in the New York office, he will report to Thomas Vitale, executive vice president, programming and original movies.

Regina has been with the network since 1998, when it was known as Sci Fi Channel, as director, scheduling and administration. In 2006 he was named vice president, programming. Prior to his time at Syfy, he was a program director at WGTW-TV in Philadelphia.

“With his creativity and encyclopedic knowledge of the industry, Chris has been one of the driving forces in the tremendous success of Syfy over the past 14 years,” said Vitale. “We’re delighted to reward his many contributions through this well-earned, deserved promotion.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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