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TruTV hires Lesley Goldman

U.S. net TruTV has hired CNBC exec Lesley Goldman (pictured) to be its VP of development and original programming, effective immediately.
January 8, 2014

U.S. net TruTV has hired CNBC exec Lesley Goldman (pictured) to be its VP of development and original programming, effective immediately.

Goldman joins the network after serving as VP of primetime alternative for CNBC. In her new role, she will be responsible for the development of new programming, from concept to series, with creative oversight of pilots, series and specials.

She is based in New York and reports to the recently promoted Marissa Ronca, TruTV’s senior VP of development and original programming.

“Lesley comes to TruTV with a wealth of experience in unscripted and alternative programming,” said Ronca. “She is a creative, forward-thinking producer with a great eye for programming and strong relationships throughout the industry. Lesley is a great addition to our team as we continue to shape TruTV’s programming vision.”

Prior to CNBC, Goldman served as senior development consultant for MTV’s East Coast series development team from 2011 until last year. Simultaneously, she produced The New Public, a feature-length documentary about the opening of a new public high school in Brooklyn.

The documentary aired as part of the America Reframed series on the PBS-supported World Channel in September 2013.

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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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