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NBC promotes Evans to current role

NBC has promoted 22-year veteran Bruce Evans to executive vice president of current programming.

Bruce EvansEvans will replace Vernon Sanders who departed for sister company Universal TV in November.

The veteran most recently served as senior vice president of current and daytime programming for NBC, overseeing Days of Our Lives, The Blacklist and Blindspot.

He joined NBC in 1995 and eventually became director of primetime series. Throughout the years he was perpetually promoted to eventually become senior vice president.

“There was never a moment that I didn’t see Bruce as the natural successor as head of our current business,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.

“His remarkable skill set shines through in managing many of our biggest shows and I’m thrilled we’ll be able to work even more closely together moving forward.”