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Strauser named TLC’s head of talent and casting

U.S. cable network TLC has promoted Andrew Strauser (pictured) to vice president of talent development and casting.
April 11, 2013

U.S. cable network TLC has promoted Andrew Strauser (pictured) to vice president of talent development and casting.

While at TLC, he has cast reality talent such as Cake Boss‘ Buddy Valastro, booked celebrity wedding specials with Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza, and developed talent for new series such as Something Borrowed, Something New.

In his new role, Strauser will continue to cast for existing series and source talent to build future shows around.

Previously, Strauser was a freelance casting director for broadcast and cable networks. His credits include Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, I Wanna Be A Soap Star, Greatest American Dog, Shaq’s Big Challenge, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, Designed To Sell and Property Ladder.

He will report to Howard Lee, TLC’s senior VP of production and development, and will continue to be based out of Los Angeles.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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