Salke is responsible for Primetime and Daytime programming, with Drama Development, Comedy Development, Current Programming, and the Casting department of NBC Entertainment reporting to her.
Most recently, Salke was Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs at Twentieth Century Fox Television, a post she's held since 2006. The relationship between NBC and Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV) took a significant step forward this year with TCFTV supplying two of NBC's most high-profile, new one-hour series for the 2011-12 season: "The Playboy Club" and "Awake," which will premiere in mid-season. Both series were also developed by Salke and were accelerated when Greenblatt came to NBC in late January.
Salke's incredible run at TCFTV was highlighted by her development and championing of "Glee" and "Modern Family" in one season. Both shows are rare hits that received multiple Emmys and Golden Globes as well as won their time periods in the coveted adult 18-49 demo by large margins. "Raising Hope" for Fox Broadcasting Company is another recent success during Salke's tenure as Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs.
Salke left TCFTV at a very prolific time after it sold highly anticipated new shows to several networks, including comedies such as "The New Girl" for FBC, both "Apartment 23" and Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" for ABC, and the long-awaited "Terra Nova" for Fox. She was also involved in the development of "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's next big project, "American Horror Story," for FX.
Salke began at TCFTV as Senior Vice President of Drama Development in 2002 and was instrumental in the creation of several hits, including the long-running "Bones" and "Prison Break." She began her career at the venerable Aaron Spelling Productions in the early 1990s, when she first worked with Greenblatt (who was then at FBC) on such seminal series as the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place," among the many other series Spelling produced at that time.
After nearly a decade at Spelling, she was named head of Drama Development at Sony Pictures Television in 2001, a short-lived stint that ended prematurely when Sony temporarily shut down the studio and re-configured operations. She began her successful career at 20th Century Fox Television shortly thereafter.