Media Moves

CW appoints Olander head of unscripted programming

February 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Heather Olander

Heather Olander has joined The CW Network, now controlled by Nexstar Media Group, as head of unscripted programming.

“I’m incredibly honored to join Brad and the team at this exciting time of transformation for The CW,” said Olander. “I’m looking forward to developing a fresh slate of non-scripted programming and collaborating with non-scripted producers on new innovative and creative content that can break through and resonate with viewers.”

Recently, Olander served as executive VP of alternative development and programming at NBCUniversal for Peacock, USA and Syfy.

Previously, she worked at CBS Television Distribution and Viacom.

Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment for The CW Network said:

“As we re-imagine our programming strategy, we are truly fortunate to have Heather Olander leading the unscripted team at The CW. Heather is an industry dynamo with a stellar reputation for discovering talent and cultivating relationships with content producers. With her boundless creativity, I’m confident we’ll develop innovative nonfiction series for The CW Network that catalyzes conversations.”


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