Elizabeth Kealoha is Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production for Katz Networks, overseeing development and production of all original programming for the Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff television networks, including all scripted series, specials and live sports and events.
Under Kealoha’s guidance Bounce has seen the success of a multitude of original programming, including: live sports, Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce; half-hour sitcoms, Family Time, In the Cut, Mann & Wife and Grown Folks; stand-up comedy series, Off the Chain; quarterly news-entertainment specials, Ed Gordon; the annual awards show, The Bounce Trumpet Awards; and the network’s breakout drama series, Saints & Sinners.
Kealoha played a vital role in the creation and launch of all four networks, serving as SVP, Programming Operations and Media Management, which included Standards & Practices and Closed Captioning.
Before joining Katz Networks, Kealoha served in key operations and management positions with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. She helped rebrand and re-launch WTBS as Peachtree TV and later crafted the station’s original programming plan.
Kealoha served in production positions for ABC, The CW, TBS Superstation, HGTV, BET, UPN and others.
The Katz networks are targeted, demo-specific brands leading a new generation of fast-growing broadcast networks created to serve cord-cutters, cord-nevers and subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) subscribers. Bounce is the first and only African-American broadcast network and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Escape reaches women 25-54 with a brand of programming anchored in stories of investigation and mystery. Grit targets men 25-54 with a lineup of western and action movies and series. Laff is the nation’s first over-the-air network devoted to comedy around-the-clock, presenting contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies geared toward an audience of adults 18-49. Katz Networks is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).