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Amazon’s Head of Unscripted Conrad Riggs Becomes Latest Exec to Depart Company

Riggs’ exit follows departures by Roy Price and Joe Lewis

Another Amazon Studios executive has left the company. Conrad Riggs, the head of unscripted programming, has departed the company after three years.

Riggs becomes the latest original series executive to exit the company following last week’s resignation of programming boss Roy Price amid a sexual harassment scandal and the abrupt 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. It is unclear who will step in for Riggs.

Riggs is a former producing partner of Mark Burnett on unscripted shows including “The Apprentice” and “Survivor.” During his tenure at Amazon, he oversaw the streamer’s unscripted offerings, which included the short-lived “The New Yorker Presents,” the travel series “Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse” and “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.”

The one unscripted series to find some success on Amazon was “The Grand Tour,” which reunited the stars of the BBC’s “Top Gear.” Though it never managed to generate the same excitement as its predecessor, the Jeremy Clarkson-hosted series has been renewed through Season 3.