Wehrenberg will lead ABC’s comedy development department, reporting to ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke. Wehrenberg, who will start March 25, will succeed ABC’s previous head of comedy Jamila Hunter who left in October to join Kenya Barris’ Netflix-based production company.
ABC identified Wehrenberg in January but it took awhile for her exit from Wbtv to be worked out. The studio is expected to name a replacement in the near future.
“We are so incredibly fortunate to have Erin join us as the creative force leading our comedy development team,” Burke said in making the announcement. “Erin’s relationships, depth of experience, and taste will no doubt guide us to the next generation of hit ABC comedies,