NBCUniversal Unscripted Exec Rod Aissa Exits After 11 Years

NBCUniversal’s Unscripted executive vice president Rod Aisa announced Friday that he is stepping down after 11 years in the role. Bravo and E! Executive Rachel Smith will take on the interim role of leading the unpublished lifestyle and documentary group.

In an email sent to colleagues, Aissa wrote, “I’m proud of our journey together as we re-branded the network, pioneered streaming, elevated the true crime genre and watched Bravo fandom come to life. I’m leaving the best team to reach new heights and expand on the many successes we’ve achieved.

Aisa oversaw all unscripted lifestyle and documentary programming across NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. She was instrumental in developing some of Peacock’s biggest hits, such as “Dr. Death,” “Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip,” “Real Housewives of Miami,” “Paris in Love” and “John Wayne”. Gacy: Devil in Disguise.”

Prior to this, Aisa was EVP of original programming for Oxygen and E! Production, where he managed the development and production of original true-crime programming for Oxygen and E! led the production slate of.

In 2003, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Program for Ozzy Osbourne’s MTV reality series, “The Osbournes”. During his career, he helped launch stars such as Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, Mandy Moore, Tyrese Gibson, Molly Sims, Carson Daly, and Ashton Kutcher.

Prior to joining Oxygen, Aisa was on the launch team of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, where she oversaw all programming and development, including the Emmy-nominated “Becoming Chase” starring Chase Bono.

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