NBC exec will be replaced by the studio’s Renate Radford.
NBC Entertainment comedy development executive Gina Girolamo will return to NBC Universal Television Studio as vice president, comedy programming, while in turn, the studio’s Renate Radford will join the network after being promoted to vice president, comedy development, NBC Entertainment.
Girolamo has been vice president, comedy development at NBC since June 2004, where she helped develop the network’s freshman hit My Name Is Earl and the upcoming mid-season comedy series Andy Barker, P.I. Upon her return to NBC Universal Television Studio, Girolamo has already been responsible for helping secure a deal with director Richard Shepard (The Matador, Betty the Ugly).
Earlier, Girolamo had been director, primetime series for the former NBC Studios since September 2001. From 2001-03, she was responsible for handling current program assignments for such series as Happy Family, Providence, AUSA and The In-Laws before focusing strictly on comedy development in 2003 where she helped nurture the mid-season comedy Committed.
Girolamo joined NBC Studios as a manager in the Saturday Morning and Family Programs department. Earlier from September 1999-September 2001, she was a coordinator in Primetime Programs for the WB Network. Girolamo will report to McCrory.
Radford, who will now report to NBC’s Jeff Ingold, senior vice president, comedy development, comes to NBC after a two-year stint as director, Comedy, NBC Universal Television Studio, where she helped to develop such series as the new NBC Fall comedy 30 Rock, the mid-season Andy Barker, P.I., and Committed in 2005. Prior to that assignment, she has been working as a manager of comedy development at NBC Studios before the NBC and Universal merger in 2004.
In addition, Radford also was an associate in NBC’s drama development department. Prior to that, she was an Executive Assistant for Jeff Zucker (then president, NBC Entertainment), and served in the NBC Entertainment president’s office for three years. She got her start in entertainment as a writer’s assistant on the sitcom Jenny and later worked as a development assistant at The WB