NBC’s Jennifer Salke to Head Amazon Studios

The former entertainment president of NBC is now heading to Amazon Studios. This could be good news for the streaming service provider.

Last week, Amazon Prime Video announced its hiring of Jennifer Salke. She replaces former head Roy Price, who left the company amid sexual harassment allegations. While at NBC, Salke headed shows such as This Is Us, The Good Place, and Superstore. Amazon seem excited to add Salke to the streaming service provider’s team.

On Twitter, Albert Cheng, Amazon Chief Operating Officer, broke the news of Salke’s hiring. His February 9 tweet read, “Warm welcome to Jennifer Salke as our new Head of Amazon Studios! It has been an honor and privilege to have served as interim head to a great team. Looking forward to this team’s awesome future!”

Amazon’s Jeff Blackburn, Senior VP of Business Development, praised Salke. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, he said, “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, 20th Century Fox and Aaron Spelling Productions.” Blackburn also mentioned Salke’s reputation as a “leader who emphasizes creativity, collaboration and teamwork.”

For her part, Salke is excited about her future at Amazon Studios. She told Hollywood Reporter, “It’s an exciting time to be a content creator, and I look forward to being on the front lines of an innovative business with storytelling at its heart.” She also described her departure from NBC as bittersweet.

When anyone new joins a team, everyone is all smiles and excitement at the beginning. The true test of Salke’s time at Amazon Studios will be measured in the impact she makes there. The streaming service has many original series, including Bosch, Britannia, and Sneaky Pete. It will be interesting to see the mark she plans to make upon the streaming service provider.

Speaking of Amazon Prime Video, here’s everything new the streaming service has to offer this month:

February 1

American Idiots
Black Spurs
The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
A Fish Called Wanda
Gang Related
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Harsh Times
The Haunting
He Said, She Said
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Lulu on the Bridge
Mystic Pizza
An Officer and a Gentleman
Red Dawn
Running Scared
Rustlers’ Rhapsody
Slow Burn
Swimming with Sharks
Terms of Endearment
The Thaw
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
The Warriors

February 2

Absentia: Season 1

February 4

My Dead Boyfriend

February 6


February 7

The Expanse: Season 2

February 8

Mother’s Day

February 9

Grand Prix Driver: Season 1 (Amazon Prime Original)

February 10


No Stone Unturned

February 11
Good Time
Run the Tide

February 13
The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Stinky & Dirty Valentine’s Day Special

February 14
National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call
Star Trek

February 16
Human Flow
Logan Lucky
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 4

February 18
Pocket Listing
Thanks for Sharing

February 23
The Tick: Season 1B
Thunderbirds are Go!: Season 4

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Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.