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Comedy Central Promotes Sarah Babineau to SVP, Original Programming

Comedy Central has named Sarah Baineau senior vice president, original programming, East Coast. Her promotion rounds out the senior development team of network president Kent Alterman, who rose to become head of Comedy Central last month.

In her new role, Babineau will oversee the cable network’s East Coast development team as it looks to identify and develop talent for original programming.

“Sarah continually exceeds my expectations,” Alterman said in a statement. “Clearly I need to ask more of her.”

Babineau joined Comedy Central in 2014 as vice president of original programming. She played a key role in the launches of “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” and “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.” She serves as the network’s executive in charge of production on both shows, as well as “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Broad City.”

Babineau joined Comedy Central from Amazon, where she served as a development and programming executive from 2012. She previously worked at Alterman and Michael Aguilar’s production company Dos Tontos.

Her promotion follows an executive shakeup in May that saw longtime Comedy Central exec Michele Ganeless depart her position as network president, with programming chief Kent Alterman moving into the role.

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