NBCU confirms former WBD exec as new unscripted entertainment chief

Corie Henson

NBCUniversal’s TV & streaming group has confirmed Corie Henson as its new EVP of unscripted entertainment content, following the exit of veteran exec Jenny Groom.

Former Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) exec Henson was previously rumoured to be taking on the post after Groom’s departure was announced last week.

Reporting to entertainment content chairman Susan Rovner, Henson will oversee reality competition, talent competition and game show formats. Her remit will include content development and current programming across the company’s eight entertainment platforms and unscripted titles including NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The Voice, Bravo’s Top Chef and Peacock’s Baking It.

Henson departed WBD last month, where she had most recently served as EVP & head of unscripted at TBS, TNT and truTV, overseeing all unscripted creative development and production for the cable brands.

Prior to this, Henson was EVP of alternative entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, where she shepherded all development and current franchises, including The Masked Singer, MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell’s Kitchen, Beat Shazam With Jamie Foxx and all live event specials.

Earlier, she served as EVP of unscripted TV at multi-platform studio Electus, following five years as VP of alternative series for ABC Entertainment.

Rovner said that Henson’s “deep experience with large volumes of programming across multiple networks and brands is a perfect fit for our NBCU content ecosystem.”

Henson added, “I’ve always admired the NBCU unscripted portfolio – and grew up on Must See TV – so I’m thrilled by the opportunity to join this incredible team.”

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