Bravo Media has promoted Andy Cohen (pictured) to executive vice president, original programming and development.
Cohen, previously SVP of original programming and development for the NBC Universal cable net, will remain in New York and continue to report to Bravo Media president Frances Berwick. As EVP, Cohen will continue to oversee Bravo’s current development and production slate, including Top Chef, the Real Housewives franchise, The Rachel Zoe Project, Bethenny Ever After and others. He will also continue to host and executive produce Watch What Happens: Live, the network’s late-night, interactive talk show.
‘Under Andy’s leadership and industry expertise, Bravo has enjoyed record ratings and an increase in original programming while attracting the most affluent and educated audience in cable entertainment,’ said Berwick in a statement, adding, ‘With this well-deserved promotion, tirelessly wearing two hats, I have no doubt that he will continue successfully to drive the next cultural hits for Bravo.’
Cohen came to Bravo in 2005, and has over the years overseen a growing slate of unscripted series and specials including past Bravo hits such as Project Runway, Queer Eye and Being Bobby Brown among others. Prior to Bravo, Cohen was vice president of original programming for TRIO beginning in July 2000, and before TRIO, he’d spent 10 years at CBS News, where he was a senior producer on The Early Show, among other posts.