People/Biz

Jeff Olde steps down at E!

Jeff Olde will be stepping down from his role as EVP, programming and development at E! In an internal memo to staff sent yesterday (Sept. 5), Olde noted that he was leaving ...
September 6, 2017

Jeff Olde will be stepping down from his role as EVP, programming and development at E!

In an internal memo to staff sent yesterday (Sept. 5), Olde noted that he was leaving the NBCUniversal-owned cable network after four-and-a-half years to “chart his next adventure.”

Olde’s credits during this time at E! included unscripted series such as Hollywood Medium, The Life of Kyle, Daytime Divas, WAGS and Mariah’s World,  as well as scripted series including The Royals and The Arrangement. 

“E! is such a fun and special brand,” wrote Olde. “It’s been an absolute blast not only developing and making the shows, but because of the wonderful and talented people across all departments. “

Olde reported to Adam Stotsky, who was upped at E! from general manager to president last February.

Before E!, Olde worked as exec VP of original programming, production and development at Viacom-owned cable net VH1, where he oversaw development of reality and pop culture series such as Mob WivesLove & Hip HopThe Surreal LifeRock of LoveBasketball WivesT.I. & Tiny: The Family HustleBehind The Music and Pop Up Video, among others.

Prior to VH1, Olde was a creative consultant to MTV Networks Music Group president of entertainment Brian Graden, and worked as a producer for networks such as Lifetime, VH1 and MTV.

“It’s been an amazing ride and I’m so grateful to all the departments, show producers and mostly to my passionate team led by Damla Dogan and Leela Pon who take risks, deliver amazing work, and have made me laugh every single day. It has been a pleasure and honor to work alongside your talented group. You are all some of the very best in the biz and I can’t wait to see where you take E! next,” Olde concluded.

Odle has not revealed his plans going forward.

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.

Menu

Search