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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.

About The Author
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.

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