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Amazon Studios Names Heather Schuster Head of Unscripted, Replacing Conrad Riggs

Riggs departed the company on Tuesday, following Roy Price and Joe Lewis

Amazon Studios has named Heather Schuster as head of unscripted, filling the role vacated by outgoing executive Conrad Riggs, who left the company on Tuesday.

Formerly a senior content executive, Schuster will now oversee all of Amazon Studios’ unscripted fare, including Jeremy Clarkson’s “Top Gear” follow-up “The Grand Tour” and the sports docuseries “All or Nothing.”

Schuster has previously held roles at Ryan Seacrest Productions and her All3Media-backed company Morocco Junction Entertainment. Her producer credits include “The Apprentice,” “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” and “Celebrity Fit Club.”

Riggs became the latest original series executive to exit the company on Tuesday, following last week’s resignation of programming boss Roy Price amid a sexual harassment scandal and the subsequent departure of development head Joe Lewis on Monday.

Sharon Tal Yguado, who had recently joined the company to handle event series, will take over has head of scripted, with COO Albert Cheng serving as interim replacement for Price.

Deadline first reported the news.