ITV Studios America has upped Patrice Andrews to chief operating officer of the company’s east coast arm. Andrews, a decade-long member of the company, previously served as exec veep of development, production and operations for New York, and will continue to manage operations for ITV Studios America on the east coast.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with Patrice over the past 6 years. Her impressive track record, extensive experience and exceptional relationships are vital to the company.  Patrice will continue to be a valuable member of the team as Orly Adelson takes ITV Studios America to its next level of growth,” said Paul Buccieri, prez and CEO of ITV Studios US Group and managing director of ITV Studios International.

Prior to her time at ITV Studios America, Andrews was an exec producer at A&E. She also served as senior v.p. of programming and production at MetroTV, and held a long tenure at Discovery Channel.