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Gannett Broadcasting, Debmar-Mercury Name Development Head for New Partnership

Programming partners name Stephanie Eno vice president of development

Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury have named Stephanie Eno their vice president of development, the programming partners announced Tuesday. The experienced television executive and executive producer will be tasked with developing interactive industry projects for the partnership.

Eno previously worked at TLC, serving as the network’s executive producer and senior director of programming since 2011. Prior to that she was TLC’s director of programming. She’s credited with playing an integral role in enhancing network staples “Say Yes to the Dress” and “What Not to Wear.”

“We are excited to welcome Stephanie to lead this one-of-a-kind partnership between Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury,” said Gannett Broadcasting’s president Dave Lougee in a statement to TheWrap. “Working together with the Debmar-Mercury team, we are well positioned to create innovative, truly interactive, quality first-run programming that can meet the needs of our stations across dayparts well into the future.”

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“Stephanie’s diverse industry background in – and vast knowledge of – reality programming, development, physical production and the digital space makes her the ideal candidate to create the type of integrated programming we seek,” added Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. “She has earned a reputation as a highly creative collaborator who we believe can effectively execute on the vision we share with our great partners at Gannett.”

As TheWrap previously reported, Debmar-Mercury partnered with Gannett Broadcasting back in June with the goal of creating, testing and distributing first-run broadcast series with a focus on interactivity.