Shari Levine is stepping down from her longtime position as President of Unscripted Current Production at NBCUniversal, and will be shifting to a non-exclusive consulting position, Variety reported.
Following Levine’s exit, Noah Samton will expand his purview as the new Head of East Coast for Unscripted Lifestyle Current Production across all platforms, while Kathleen French and Ryan Flynn will divide up overseeing the West Coast current production team. These three executives will report directly to Rod Aissa, Television and Streaming Head of Unscripted at the company.
With a focus on Bravo programming during her more than two decades at the Comcast-owned company, Levine has overseen franchises like “The Real Housewives,” “Below Deck and “Million Dollar Listing,” as well as the original run of “Project Runway.” In her decision to exit her current role and move into a non-exclusive consulting capacity, Levine will be transitioning off working on “Housewives,” but will continue on “Below Deck.” She will pitch new ideas to NBCUniversal and Bravo, but also remain available to work with networks and studios.
“Shari has played an integral part in making high quality original programming and building and evolving the Bravo brand over her 23 years with the network, both as an executive and an Emmy-nominated producer. Her creative vision was a driving force behind the success of ‘Housewives,’ ‘Below Deck’ and ‘Million Dollar Listing’ franchises, as well as the launch of ‘Project Runway’ and hundreds of hours or original content for Bravo, and more recently across the entertainment brands and Peacock,” Aissa said in a staff memo. “Shari’s invaluable contributions have cultivated generations of loyal Bravo-holics and we are thrilled to still have her in our world for this next exciting phase of her career,” he added.