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ITV America bolsters top team

L-R: Danielle DiStefano, Tonko Soljan, Sarah Poage and Caroline Abaecheta

ITV America (ITVA) has promoted two senior vice presidents to executive VP positions and added a VP of production and executive producer to its programming team.

Danielle DiStefano has been named executive VP of post operations and technology, while Tonko Soljan has been elevated to executive VP of business affairs.

DiStefano was previously senior VP and VP of post-production at ITVA, while Soljan was senior VP and VP of business affairs.

Sarah Poage has joined ITVA as VP of production having spent 17 years at Red Arrow Studios-owned 44 Blue Productions.

Poage oversaw operations, production and post-production, as well as finance and business affairs at 44 Blue.

Meanwhile, Caroline Abaecheta has come on board as an executive producer. Her previous credits include America’s Got Talent, Big Brother, The X Factor, Love Island, American Idol and Leah Remini: Scientology & The Aftermath.

ITVA CEO David George said: “Danielle and Tonko are part of our foundation and responsible for a great deal of ITV America’s success over the years. As we continue to grow our leaders from within, we also welcome fresh perspective and insight to the organisation from Sarah and Caroline, who no doubt will be a key part of our future as our content business diversifies. Even in challenging times, we are gratified to be able to recognise and create opportunity for all.”



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