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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.