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NBC appoints black woman as new drama VP

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NBC appoints black woman as new drama VP

Effective immediately, Pearlena Igbokwe has been appointed NBC’s executive vice president of drama programming on Tuesday. She has replaced Laura Lancaster, who departed Monday from the post after a six-year run as executive VP of drama programming. Igbokwe will oversee all of NBC’s drama series. The Hollywood Reporter has the full story:

NBC has found its new executive vp drama programming.

A day after Laura Lancaster departed the post, NBC on Tuesday named Pearlena Igbokwe as her replacement, effective immediately. Lancaster will segue into a consulting role to help with the transition.

Igbokwe will oversee the development of all of NBC’s dramas and report to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.

“Pearlena has forged an impressive track record over her successful career that has earned her the admiration of the creative community,” Salke said in a release. “She will bring a unique perspective to development that will help us reach our goal of once again making NBC the home of some of the best and most respected dramas on television.”

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