Universal Television has created the role of head of current programming for longtime entertainment executive Chris Sanagustin.
Sanagustin, who had been senior vice president, current and development programming at Universal Cable Productions, will oversee all Universal Television-produced dramas and comedies.
“Chris has demonstrated an impressive talent for nurturing shows on air and helping them succeed and grow throughout her career at UCP and Syfy," stated Bela Bajaria, executive vice president, Universal Television, to whom Sanagustin will report.
“She has earned the respect and admiration of the creative community for her storytelling instincts in both comedy and drama—and we’re thrilled to have her on-board to help shape the future of Universal Television.”
In her role at UCP, Sanagustin worked on Syfy’s scripted series “Warehouse 13,” “Eureka” and “Alphas." She also developed the series-video game hybrid, “Defiance.” Prior to joining UCP, Sanagustin was a programming executive at Sci Fi Channel, now Syfy, and The WB Television Network.
Mark Stern, Syfy's president of original content, praised Sanagustin's " intelligence, passion, and deft leadership."