Former NBC exec lands at WBTV

Gough Wehrenberg named senior VP of comedy

Former NBC exec Erin Gough Wehrenberg has landed at Warner Bros. TV, where she’s been named senior VP of comedy development.

Gough Wehrenberg was one of several top execs pinkslipped by the Peacock in December after NBC merged its network and studio development teams. At Warner Bros., Gough Wehrenberg will oversee the day-to-day operations of the studio’s primetime comedy development group.

Gough Wehrenberg will report to Warner Bros. TV creative affairs exec VP Len Goldstein, who announced the appointment Wednesday.

“We loved working with Erin as a buyer and creative partner at the network, and we’ve seen first hand her strong working relationships with talent and her great taste in material,” Goldstein said.

Gough Wehrenberg will also work closely with comedy VPs Lisa Lang and Wendy Steinhoff-Baldikoski. She fills a job that had been vacant for some time; Marianne Cracchiolo Mago, who previously served as senior VP of comedy, left in 2007.

Warner Bros. TV’s comedy team is coming off a strong development season, scoring two half-hour pickups at ABC: “Hank,” starring Kelsey Grammer, and Patricia Heaton starrer “The Middle.”

Prior to NBC’s exec shuffle, Gough Wehrenberg served as exec VP at Universal Media Studios. In her 13 years at the Peacock, the exec’s jobs included exec VP of current series at NBC Entertainment and VP of comedy development.

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