Jennifer Bresnan was named Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment, in March 2010. She reports to Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
In her position, Bresnan spearheads the development of new reality programming for CBS, and oversees its current slate of franchise programs, "Survivor," "The Amazing Race" and "Big Brother."
More recently, Bresnan oversaw the development and launch of "Undercover Boss," the number one new series of the 2009-2010 season.
Bresnan had been Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming since joining CBS in August 2008. She segued to CBS from The CW, where she had served as Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming since August of 2006. At The CW, Bresnan supervised production on the network's top rated "America's Next Top Model," "Beauty and The Geek" and new shows "Stylista" and "13: Fear is Real," among other series.
Before joining The CW, Bresnan worked in production on a wide range of broadcast and cable series that cut across all forms of reality programming — including competition and non-competition series, docudramas, celebrity profiles and entertainment news. Among her list of credits, Bresnan served as producer on the first season of "American Idol," supervising producer on Mark Burnett's "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" and co-executive producer on both editions of "The Swan." She was also senior producer on "Paradise Hotel" and "High School Reunion 2."
Bresnan's early television career was in music, where she produced episodes of VH1's "Behind the Music," profiling groups such as Oasis, Genesis, AC/DC and Poison. She also served as a producer on MTV's "BioRythm" as well as at VH1 News.