Chris Sanagustin to Head Current Programming for Universal Television

Veteran executive Chris Sanagustin was named the new head of current programming for Universal Television on Thursday.

Sanagustin, who was the SVP of current and development programming at Universal Cable Productions, will oversee all Universal Television produced dramas and comedies in this newly created position.

“Chris has demonstrated an impressive talent for nurturing shows on air and helping them succeed and grow throughout her career at UCP and Syfy,” said Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria in a statement.  “She has earned the respect and admiration of  the creative community for her storytelling instincts in both comedy and drama — and we’re thrilled to have her on-board to help shape the future of Universal Television.”