President of NBC Entertainment and Universal Television
Jennifer Salke was named President of NBC Entertainment in July 2011. Salke is responsible for NBC's primetime and daytime programming, which includes all drama and comedy development, current programming, and casting. She also oversees the Universal Television studio.
Salke developed such NBC fall series as “Go On,” “Animal Practice,” “The New Normal,” “Guys with Kids,” “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire.” Since 2006, Salke served as Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs at Twentieth Century Fox Television, where she championed "Glee" and "Modern Family." She left the studio after it sold such comedies as "New Girl," "Apartment 23" and "Last Man Standing."
In 2002, Salke joined Twentieth Century Fox as Senior VP of Drama Development, where she was instrumental in creating "Bones" and "Prison Break." She also served as head of Drama Development at Sony Pictures Television.
Salke and husband Bert have three children: twins Kate and Georgia, and Henry. Salke and son Henry were honored by Operation Smile for helping children and young adults born with facial deformities. In April 2012, Salke also was feted with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. She sits on the Los Angeles host committee for Girls Inc.