Jana Winograde serves as President of Business Operations, West Coast for Showtime Networks. Winograde oversees the network’s production, program operations and business affairs teams, and leads the financial and business strategy relating to the acquisition, development and distribution of SHOWTIME content. Winograde reports to David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.
In this role, Winograde services the business demands of SHOWTIME original programming, while developing new business models for the company. She holds key responsibilities in the monetization of SHOWTIME content domestically as well as internationally, working closely with Armando Nunez (President and CEO, CBS International Distribution) and Scott Koondel (Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Licensing Officer, CBS Corporate Licensing and Distribution).
Prior to joining SHOWTIME, Winograde spent 23 years at ABC Entertainment in numerous senior roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Operations. There, she oversaw the network’s business endeavors, including managing the network’s operating, development and programming budgets and playing a key role in strategic planning. She also oversaw business related to the development and acquisition of all primetime, daytime and late-night programming for the ABC Television Network and first-run syndication, as well as all related deals and agreements, including marketing and digital. In addition, Winograde managed the business aspects of the music department, which sets music policy and handles music business affairs for ABC, Disney Channels Worldwide, Disney Consumer Products and Disney Theme Parks and Resorts.
Prior to joining ABC, Winograde was an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Born and raised in California, Winograde graduated Order of the Coif from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters, and is based in the Showtime Networks’ West Coast office.