Jon Stewart Sets Showrunner, Creative Team for Apple Current Event Series

Jon Stewart has lined up the key creative team for his upcoming Apple current events series.

Brinda Adhikari, Chelsea Devantez and Lorrie Baranek have all joined the untitled show. Adhikari will serve as an executive producer and showrunner, Devantez as head writer, and Baranek as the executive in charge of production.

Adhikari is a highly-regarded news producer who has previously worked with luminaries such as Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Norah O’Donnell, and Scott Pelley. Her story with O’Donnell on the treatment of migrant children at U.S. detention facilities along the Mexico border won her a 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast.

Devantez has a history with Stewart, having started her TV writing career on “The Daily Show” at Comedy Central during Stewart’s tenure as host. Her other TV credits include the upcoming Tina Fey-Robert Carlock series “Girls5Eva” at Peacock, “Bless This Mess,” “Abby’s,” and “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.” She recently wrote, directed and starred in the original film “Basic,” an official selection of SXSW 2020.

Baranek has worked in television for over two decades across a wide variety of formats and genres. Her recent credits include “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” “The President Show” and “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

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