Jana Winograde was named executive vice president, Head of Business Operations, ABC Entertainment Group, in February 2014. In this capacity, she oversees the general business aspects of the network and studio, including development and acquisition of all primetime, daytime and late-night programming for the ABC Television Network, and all deals and agreements related thereto, including those for marketing and ABC.com. Additionally, Ms. Winograde provides business oversight for ABC Studios with regard to the development, production and distribution of network, cable and syndicated programming and the licensing of such programming to distributors and exhibitors. She also oversees the business affairs for first run syndication and the business aspects of the music department, which sets music policy and handles music business affairs for ABC, Disney Channel Worldwide, Disney Consumer Product and Disney Theme Parks and Resorts. Finally, Ms. Winograde manages the Network's operating, development and programming budgets and plays a key role in strategic planning for the ABC Entertainment Group.
Previously, Ms. Winograde was executive vice president, Business Affairs and Administration, a position she had held since December 2006. Prior to that, as executive vice president, Business Affairs, ABC Entertainment, she was responsible for overseeing all business affairs for ABC primetime and late-night programming. She was named senior vice president, Business Affairs, ABC Entertainment, in December 2000. She had been vice president, Business Affairs, ABC Entertainment since August 1998. Ms. Winograde joined ABC in January 1994 as an assistant general attorney, Litigation and Employment Practices. She was promoted to general attorney, Legal and Business Affairs, Production and Multimedia, as well as general attorney, Law and Regulation, in January 1995. In August 1996, she was named director of Business Affairs and Contracts, ABC Entertainment.
Prior to joining ABC, she was an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Born and raised in California, Ms. Winograde graduated Order of the Coif from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
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