Wendy McKernan upped to VP at Great Pacific Media

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McKernan, whose production credits include Highway Thru Hell (pictured), will oversee all factual and lifestyle programming at Thunderbird's unscripted arm.

Wendy McKernan has been upped to VP at Great Pacific Media.

In her new position, McKernan, who joined the company in 2012, will oversee all facets of production for Great Pacific’s factual and lifestyle programming. In addition, McKernan will work within a team at parent company Thunderbird that is focused on developing fact-based events into scripted projects.

McKernan’s credits include Airshow, Highway Thru Hell and its spin-off, Heavy Rescue: 401. Most recently, she served as a producer on the eighth season of Highway Thru Hell.

The appointment follows the news that long-time exec Alexandra Raffé has stepped down as Thunderbird Entertainment’s SVP of scripted production to launch her own prodco.