Former ABC & Condé Nast Exec Jon Koa To Head Comedy At CBS

Former ABC & Condé Nast Exec Jon Koa To Head Comedy At CBS
CBS has hired Jon Koa as EVP, Comedy Development following the departure of veteran exec Julie Pernworth.

Koa was most recently SVP, Scripted Television for Condé Nast Entertainment, where he has spent the last six years. He was previously Executive Director, Comedy Programming and Development, for ABC between 2009 and 2015.

Koa will start at the broadcast network soon and reports to Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment.

He will oversee all comedy development for the net’s primetime programming.

During his tenure at Condé Nast Entertainment, he oversaw the development of the independent production entity’s series for network, streaming and cable and mined IP from publications such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, GQ and Vogue for film and TV. He scored series orders at USA Network, Discovery ID and Sky Atlantic and developed projects for a slew of platforms.
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