ABC’s Corie Henson takes on unscripted role at Electus

Electus has named Corie Henson, most recently ABC's VP of alternative series and specials, to the role of EVP of unscripted television.
September 10, 2013

Electus has named Corie Henson, most recently ABC’s VP of alternative series and specials, to the role of EVP of unscripted television.

Henson, who previously oversaw ABCs reality series such as Dancing with the Stars, Shark Tank and the Extreme Makeover franchise, will begin at Electus in mid-September and report to the company’s CEO Chris Grant.

She will oversee the company’s unscripted television programming, including NBC’s Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, CMT’s Dog and Beth, TNT’s The Hero and the upcoming Food Fighters for NBC.

At ABC Entertainment, Henson developed new series and oversaw existing productions. She has also produced Big Brother for CBS, NBC’s Grease: You’re the One That I Want!, and Fox’s On Air with Ryan Seacrest.  Other credits include executive producing TLC’s The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom, the Critics Choice Awards and overseeing red carpet coverage of the Academy Awards, Grammys, Golden Globes and SAG Awards for E! Entertainment.

“Corie is that rare executive who blends creative talent, managerial prowess and sales experience with deep experience in the world of physical production,” said Grant. “Her contributions and perspective will be vital to Electus as we continue to build upon our slate of unscripted programming.”

“Electus is a truly exciting and innovative company that is changing the way we package, present and subsidize content,” said Henson. “As a producer, and more recently a buyer, I’m thrilled to be joining a team where I can learn and grow with one of the most creative and prolific sales teams in the business.”

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.