Theresa Patiri is WE tv and Wedding Central’s Vice President of Production Management & Operations. Based in New York City, Patiri joined the cable network in 2001. She is currently responsible for the oversight of business affairs and production management of all original productions; including deal negotiations, talent contracts, rights & clearances, show budgets, international & domestic program sales & royalties and the day-to-day production operations for all series, specials, documentaries, pilots, interstitials and demos. Patiri is responsible for creating the long term production fiscal plan and production strategy for the network. She also serves as a key member of the program development team and has been an integral part of the record breaking growth that WE tv has experienced over the past five years. During her tenure, key women’s demo delivery has more than doubled; producing hit series like Bridezillas, Platinum Weddings, Secret Lives of Women, Amazing Wedding Cakes, My Fair Wedding, Raising Sextuplets and The Locator.
Previously, Patiri spent two years at NBC News and Entertainment Operations. She coordinated and planned high profile events and specials, such as; Columbus Day Parade, Olympics 2000, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, Decision 2000 and Saturday Night Live.
Prior to joining NBC, Patiri held several freelance production assignments in the New York City area.
Theresa is happily married with three children and resides in the New York City area.