KIMBERLY KLEID NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT, NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
Kleid to Oversee Future Development And Productions For First-Run Syndication And Cable Programming
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA � July 10, 2007 � Kimberly Kleid has been named Vice President, Programming and Development at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, it was announced today by Linda Finnell, Senior Vice President, Programming and Development, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
Kleid will continue to work on development for first-run syndication. In addition, she will oversee cable and talent development, on the west coast.
"Kim is a major asset to the programming department," comments Finnell. "Having worked on a variety of shows and overseeing programming and development on many of our first-run shows, this promotion is well deserved. I am very excited to have her as part of our team"
"I am thrilled to continue my career at NBC Universal with this division," commented Kleid, "and I look forward to creating great programming with the wonderful team here."
In 2003, Kleid started her career at NBC as Manager of Development and Talent, where she oversaw all aspects of production and distribution for "Super Agent" for Spike TV and the launch of "Home Delivery." Kleid soon moved up the ranks to Director of Programming and Development, where she oversaw all the development and day-to-day production for "The Megan Mullally Show."
Prior to joining NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, Kleid started her development career on the west coast in 1999 at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. She was involved in all aspects of development for network projects, HBO and the motion pictures department.
Before joining Brillstein-Grey, Kleid worked as a producer in New York. She started at VH1, where she was responsible for Grammy pre- and post- shows, and an Emmy-winning World AIDS Day special. Kleid was also part of the launch team for Lifetime's "The Place." She was later a producer at Tim Miller Entertainment, where she was responsible for pilots for Hearst and The Metro Channel, as well as on-air promos and launch campaigns for clients including Discovery, MTV, HBO and ABC. In addition, she was a producer on the hit special, "Mysterious, Wonderful World of the Mind" for PAX as well as the live broadcast of the CFDA Awards in NY.
Kleid received her B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College and currently resides in Los Angeles.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of The Office, House, Monk, the Law & Order series and much more.