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Olander switches from USA to Syfy

NBCUniversal is moving USA Network exec Heather Olander (pictured) to sister channel Syfy, where she will serve as senior VP of alternative series development and production.
August 6, 2014

NBCUniversal is moving USA Network exec Heather Olander (pictured) to sister channel Syfy, where she will serve as senior VP of alternative series development and production, effective immediately.

Olander will report to Sysfy’s exec VP of original content Bill McGoldrick in her new role and – until early next year – will also continue in her current role as senior VP of alternative development and production at USA Network.

She replaces former senior VP of alternative programming Tim Krubsack, who exited Syfy earlier this year.

In a statement, McGoldrick said: “Heather did a great job launching USA Network into the reality space. We are very excited to bring an executive with her energy, taste and tenacity to Syfy where she will have a large canvas and many hours of alternative programming to oversee.”

Dave Howe, president of Syfy and Chiller, added: “Heather’s impressive pedigree and track record makes her the perfect choice to take over the reins of Syfy’s growing slate of high quality unscripted programming.”

Jackie De Crinis, USA’s exec VP of programming and development, will continue to oversee both scripted and unscripted programming for USA, Network and will fill Olander’s role following her departure.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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