King World taps Lassner sr. veep

Yakkers are his specialty

Talk TV veteran Andy Lassner has been named senior veepee of production for King World Prods.

Lassner will be involved in the day-to-day supervision of KW’s new syndie strips “The Roseanne Show” and “Hollywood Squares.” He’ll also play a key role in developing KW’s upcoming talker with Martin Short. Lassner reports to Andy Friendly, KW’s president of firstrun programming and production.

Lassner comes to King World after working as supervising producer on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” He also served stints on the Warner Bros. syndie talkers “Carnie” and “The Jane Whitney Show.”

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