via press release:
FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY BOOSTS UNSCRIPTED TEAM
WITH TWO NEW SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Lisa Levenson Named Senior Vice President, Alternative Entertainment
Alex Piper Appointed Vice President, Alternative Entertainment
Amy Cohen Promoted to Executive Director, Alternative Entertainment
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has named Lisa Levenson Senior Vice President and Alex Piper Vice President of Alternative Entertainment, it was announced today by Simon Andreae, FOX’s Executive Vice President of Alternative Entertainment. Reporting to Andreae, Levenson and Piper will lead the day-to-day management of the network’s returning unscripted programs and specials, and will play key roles in developing and expanding FOX’s pipeline of new unscripted fare.
“Lisa and Alex come to us with strong backgrounds, both as showrunners and as senior production company executives. As such, each is perfectly equipped not only to support our current unscripted slate, but also to help shape the next generation of hit FOX shows. We’re truly delighted to have them join,” said Andreae.
Amy Cohen, a member of Fox’s unscripted team since 2005, has been promoted to Executive Director, Alternative Entertainment. Ms. Cohen, who has played a key role in many of FOX’s biggest unscripted successes, helps oversee such network hits as AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’S KITCHEN and THE X FACTOR. Most recently, she helped launch MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and continues to oversee the franchise.
Previously, Levenson was Executive Vice President of Development for Cineflix Productions, where she launched the Los Angeles office and oversaw both development and production. Ms. Levenson has also served as an executive producer on numerous unscripted series, including 14 seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for ABC. She has also held producer roles on CBS’ “Big Brother,” ABC’s “General Hospital” and syndicated hit talk show “The Jerry Springer Show.”
Prior to joining FOX, Piper served as Senior Vice President, Alternative Television for Asylum Entertainment, where he helped develop, launch and oversee Asylum’s unscripted slate. In this role, he executive-produced numerous series, including “Being Mike Tyson” for FOX Sports 1, “The Locator” for WE tv, and “Addicted” for TLC. Piper also served as Supervising Producer on the Peabody Award-winning medical docu-series “Hopkins” for ABC and was a producer for NBC Sports and NBC Olympics, receiving six Emmy Awards for Olympic and other sports events coverage.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, MASTERCHEF, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, SLEEPY HOLLOW, GLEE and THE SIMPSONS. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. “Like” FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.