UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 10, 2017 – Talent executive Tomii Crump has joined NBC in the newly created position of vice president of talent relations for first-run syndication and the alternative and reality group. In this role, Crump will oversee talent and casting for syndicated shows including “Harry” and ”Access Hollywood Live,” as well as for alternative shows such as the upcoming “The Awesome Show.” Crump will work closely with presidents George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, who jointly oversee the first-run syndication group, as well as Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio.
“Tomii is a remarkable executive who combines creative savvy with great instincts. She has found new faces and started careers, but has also worked with established artists on finding amazing opportunities in unscripted television,” says Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “She understands the programming ecology of multiple day parts and the audiences we need to reach with our shows. Her skills and her transparency make her an excellent ally for talent at NBCUniversal and I know that George and Meredith are as excited as I am to see the impact she will have on our businesses.”
Prior to joining NBC, Crump served as primetime casting executive for the Disney ABC Television Group, covering scripted shows for both ABC Television Network and ABC Studios. Crump also served as vice president of talent development and casting for new and existing daytime shows including “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” “The Chew,” and Tyra Presents “FABLife.” She worked alongside “FABLife” host and executive producer Tyra Banks to cast co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Leah Ashley and Lauren Makk. In addition, Crump selected and developed daytime personalities who were cultivated across Disney’s ABC network, syndication and digital platforms.
Before her time at ABC, Crump also worked as the director of development at Telepictures Productions, where she cast and launched the successful daytime talk show “The Real” with hosts Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon.
She also served as manager of original programming and production at TV Land and development executive at BBC Worldwide Productions.
Crump holds a MA in Communication Studies from California State University, Los Angeles and a BA in Communications from Temple University.