Bravo promotes Frances Berwick to president, acknowledging her incredible track record

Frances Berwick has been promoted to president of Bravo Media, up from executive vice president and general manager. She has been with Bravo since 1996, and has developed and produced everything from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Top Chef and Project Runway, plus more recent shows such as My Life on the D-List and Flipping Out.

Bravo’s press release notes that she’s “[o]ne of Bravo’s longest tenured employees,” and “introduced high-profile original series including Michael Moore’s ‘The Awful Truth,’ the Emmy Award winning ‘Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within,’ ‘Bravo Profiles,’ and ‘The It Factor.’” More recently, “as General Manager, Berwick presided over a 33 percent increase in original programming” and “a 30 percent increase in total revenue to the network since 2008.”

In other words, she’s ridiculously talented and responsible for a number of the best reality series of the past decade. Bravo, Frances.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.