Dawn Ostroff, the former president of entertainment for The CW and programming executive at Lifetime Television, has been retained by magazine titan Conde Nast in the newly created role of president, Conde Nast Entertainment.
In her new role, Ostroff, who left The CW earlier this year, has oversight for the development, creation, production and distribution of original television, film and digital initiatives based on Condé Nast's brands. The publisher's portfolio includes Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker. Ostroff will be based in New York.
Having served as president of UPN from 2002-06, Ostroff was instrumental in the launch of The CW, which was created out of the combination UPN and The WB.
From 1996-2002, Ostroff was executive vice president of entertainment at Lifetime Television, when the women's-targeted network sat atop cable's primetime rankings with such original fare as Any Day Now, The Division and Strong Medicine.