As Executive Vice President, Communications and Talent Relations, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal, Jennifer Geisser is the chief spokesperson for Bravo, E!, Oxygen and Universal Kids. Geisser spearheads all communications for the four networks, including all corporate initiatives, program publicity, talent relations, awards and external affairs. Based in New York, she reports to Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal.
Geisser joined Bravo Communications in 2011, leading Bravo’s successful scripted, unscripted and competition series including, “Vanderpump Rules,” the “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the critically acclaimed “Dirty John,” and Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway.”
In 2013, she was elevated to oversee Oxygen communications as well, and was a key stakeholder in leading the network’s true crime rebrand in 2017. Since the rebrand, Oxygen has been one of the fastest growing cable networks. Geisser led the communications strategy for Oxygen’s move to crime, and oversaw the network’s programming slate from the “Snapped” franchise, to “Cold Justice,” and breakout hit event series including “Dirty John, The Dirty Truth,” “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.”
Most recently, Geisser expanded her role to include oversight of communications across all platforms for E!, including E! News, E! Online, primetime series such as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Very Cavallari,” and “Botched” as well as the network's popular live events coverage “Live from the Red Carpet,” “E! People’s Choice Awards” and tentpoles New York Fashion Week and Met Gala.
In 2018, Geisser was charged with leading Universal Kids communications as well, overseeing series such as “American Ninja Warrior Junior” and a fresh mix of content including exclusives like “DreamWorks Where’s Waldo?”
Prior to joining Bravo, Geisser held the role of Senior Vice President, Communications for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel where she developed and executed strategic public relations campaigns targeting both trade and consumer media. Her counsel was instrumental in growing the brand where she oversaw communications for the network's ad sales, marketing, distribution and programming divisions. Previously, Geisser served as the Senior Vice President of Communications for Court TV where she spearheaded publicity efforts for trade, business and consumer press and played a pivotal role in extending and communicating the brand's key attributes. Her responsibilities included talent relations, special events and publicity efforts in support of original and acquired programming as well as daytime trial coverage. She has also held positions with WEtv, AMC, CBS Television and Dan Klores & Associates.
Geisser graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Business. She is a member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS.) and on the board of Nephcure Kidney International which raises awareness and funds for two chronic kidney diseases – Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS.