HOLLYWOOD — Jerry Nachman, recently installed VP/editor in chief of MSNBC, will serve as executive consultant on upcoming talker “The John Walsh Show.”
Also, former “Donahue” producer Alexandra Jewett has been tapped showrunner of the new strip, to be distributed by MSNBC’s Peacock sister NBC Enterprises.
The duo will craft the development and overall direction of the topical, issue-oriented series, debuting next fall for national syndication. Walsh will pull double duty as host of both the talker and his current Fox skein “America’s Most Wanted.”
‘Wealth of experience’
NBC Enterprises prexy Ed Wilson said, “Together (Nachman and Jewett) bring a wealth of experience and the essential tools to make ‘The John Walsh Show’ a success for our stations and quality programming for our viewers.”
Before landing the MSNBC gig in April, Nachman worked as a staff scribe on NBC drama “UC: Undercover.” He also has been editor in chief of the New York Post and steered news operations for Gotham’s WNBC and WCBS.
Jewett earned four Emmy noms while shepherding “Donahue” from 1989-1993. Most recently, she was supervising producer for King World’s “The Ananda Lewis Show.” She also worked as exec producer and development consultant for Pearson Television, now known as Fremantle Media.