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Up: Marissa Ronca, SVP Development & Original Programming, truTV

Marissa Ronca has been promoted to the role of  Senior Vice President, Development & Original Programming at truTV,  as part of a restructure of the network’s leadership team under Chris Linn, truTV’s new president, head of programming.

Based in NYC, she now heads up a newly combined team that covers original programming from development through production.

Marissa Ronca joined Court TV in 2007 and was a key player in the network’s transformation into truTV in 2008. As vice president of program development, she headed up the development team responsible for bringing such hit shows as Hardcore PawnImpractical JokersSouth Beach Towand Guinness World Records® Unleashed to truTV.

Before coming to truTV, Ronca was director of development at TLC and Discovery Home Channel, where she was responsible for cultivating the successful series Little PeopleBig WorldLA Ink and Say Yes to the Dress. Ronca began her career with Discovery Communications Inc., working in production and development for Discovery Onboard/VOD and Discovery Networks International. In 2005, Ronca left Discovery and joined Brainbox Productions, an independent production company where she developed, wrote and produced original programming for such networks as HGTV, Style, Discovery and Court TV.

Ronca’s film work includes executive-producing the feature Crazy Sexy Cancer and producing the 2006 independent scripted feature The Guatemalan Handshake.

Source: truTV press release

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