Claire Zolkwer appointed head of ITV's comedy output
Tim Clark19 August 2010
Claire Zolkwer is set to become the new chief of ITV’s comedy output after current boss Michaela Hennessy-Vass announced that he is set to leave the broadcaster.
The appointment crowns a rapid rise for Zolkwer, who only joined ITV in 2007, and is set to take charge of all scripted comedy, comedy entertainment and chat shows such as Harry Hill’s TV Burp as well as Jonathan Ross’s new show on the channel.
Speaking to satellite magazine C21, director of genres for ITV Elaine Bedell said: “Claire has a wealth of experience producing and commissioning comedy and entertainment shows, and has worked with a very diverse range of talent,”
"Developing new comedy programming to sit alongside existing hits such as TV Burp and Benidorm is a continuing priority for ITV."
Though Zolkwer has only been at the channel for three years, she has spent over 20 years working in television including overseeing projects such as ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’, Pop Idol and Big Brother.
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