Sony Pictures TV Elevates Suzanne Prete to President of Game Shows

In a significant move, Suzanne Prete, the driving force behind Sony Pictures Television’s game show division, has been promoted to President. Prete’s impact has been pivotal in propelling iconic shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune to new heights.

Sony Pictures TV Chairman Ravi Ahuja shared the exciting news with a memo to the staff, highlighting Prete’s outstanding leadership.

Ahuja expressed his delight at the elevation, emphasizing Prete’s instrumental role in the success of the Game Show division. Under her guidance, the team achieved remarkable growth, turning it into a best-in-class production operation.

As per Variety, Prete’s strategic approach not only secured a landmark five-year renewal deal with ABC for Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune but also expanded these syndicated hits into multi-faceted franchises with ventures like Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, Celebrity Jeopardy!, and Jeopardy! Masters.

Suzanne Prete

With 29 years at the studio, Prete’s contributions extended beyond television. She played a crucial role in expanding ancillary businesses through strategic licensing deals, in-show product integrations, and business partnerships. Notably, she forged a multi-year licensing agreement for “Wheel of Fortune” with IGT, achieving unprecedented success in casinos and lottery gaming.

Prete’s influence continues to grow with the sale and production of a new U.S. adaptation of the format Raid the Cage for CBS. Additionally, she oversees the success of The $100,000 Pyramid on ABC, currently in its seventh season.

As Prete steps into her role as President of Game Shows, Ahuja highlighted her as an invaluable member of SPT’s leadership team, projecting her as an instrumental driver for the future of the game show business. The promotion reflects the studio’s confidence in Prete’s ability to lead and innovate.

Sony Pictures TV anticipates continued success and growth under Prete’s presidency, making her a key figure in shaping the future landscape of game shows. The entire staff joins in congratulating Suzanne Prete and wishes her ongoing success in her elevated role.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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