E! Names Olde EVP, Program DevelopmentExec Joins from VH1, Succeeding Departed Berger 3/27/2013 12:34 PM Eastern
VH1 executive Jeff Olde will join E! this summer as its executive vice president of program development, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network announced Wednesday. He will report to E! president Suzanne Kolb.
Olde will oversee original programming and series development including franchises like The Soup, Chelsea Lately, Fashion Police and Keeping up with the Kardashians, as well as the network's scripted series development. He fills the role vacated by former E! programming president Lisa Berger, who resigned in January.
"Jeff is an incredibly gifted executive with deep industry relationships and a unique creative expertise," said Kolb. "His passion for pop culture and proven track record for serving the audience will be invaluable to our long-term growth."
Olde is currently executive vice president of original programming, production and development at VH1, where he oversaw such reality series as Mob Wives, Love & Hip Hop and The Surreal Life; scripted drama Single Ladies; and pop culture programming like Best Week Ever and Behind the Music. Prior to joining VH1, he was a creative consultant to Brian Graden, president of entertainment for MTV Networks Music Group, and an independent producer.