Channel 4 has promoted Sarah Lazenby to the position of Entertainment Commissioning Editor, TVWise has learned.
Lazenby’s promotion comes less than a year after she first joined Channel 4 as Editor, Entertainment. In said role, Lazenby has overseen such shows as Sex Box, Noel Fielding’s Only In Japan, Derren Brown’s Pushed To The Edge, Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Chatty Man and 15 to 1.
Her promotion comes at a time when the roles in the Factual Entertainment and Entertainment teams have been re-defined under new Head of Entertainment Liam Humphreys. She will now work alongside fellow Commissioning Editor Syeda Irtizaali and report into Head of Comedy Entertainment Ben Caudell.
“Sarah has proved a fantastic member of the team, so this is a thoroughly well-deserved move”, said Caudell. “Her enthusiasm, energy and verve are boundless and she really gets behind shows that she loves, both in development and production, so she’s a real asset to indies as well as to the channel.”