London – FremantleMedia has announced the appointment of Trish Kinane as President of Entertainment Programming – American Idol, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, at FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), effective August 1. Kinane, currently the President of Worldwide Entertainment at FremantleMedia, will be based in Los Angeles where she will initially report to Cecile Frot-Coutaz, the incoming CEO of FremantleMedia.

In this new executive post, Kinane will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, day-to-day operational and creative aspects of American Idol, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, on behalf of FMNA. As part of this role, she will also work closely with FOX and NBC as well as FMNA’s production partners Syco and 19 on the programmes.