Mark Stern has been named president, original programming at Syfy, it was announced Thursday by Dave Howe, president of SyFy and Chiller, to whom he reports.
Stern was formerly executive of programming at Syfy. He also serves as co-head, original content at Universal Cable Production and will now have oversight of the new SyFy films, a joint venture with Universal Pictures.
Stern joined Syfy predecessor Sci Fi Channel in 2002, and was named executive vice president in 2003. During his tenure he has served as a creative force behind series like Battlestar Galactica, Ghost Hunters, Warehouse 13 and Caprica.