Alum Wade Beckett Named IGN Entertainment Chief Programming Officer

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
PR NEWSWIRE -- “There’s never been a more interesting time for video than today and I can’t wait to get started with the IGN Entertainment team,” Wade Beckett said. “From high-quality short form content on emerging platforms to longer, lean-back experiences across more traditional platforms, I’m super excited to help lead an awesome and experienced team with such a passionate audience.” In addition to producing original content at its San Francisco and Los Angeles studios, IGN’s social video team creates custom editorial and partner video programming for 20 million followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Prior to serving as executive producer at Comcast and NBCUniversal, Beckett held positions with ZDTV, Tech TV, DreamWorks, NBC’s Peter Engel Productions, TV Guide Channel and CinemaLine. Beckett earned his Bachelor of Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.