Gwen Uszuko courtesy TV Guide Network Gwen Uszuko courtesy TV Guide Network

After eight competitive weeks, Denver resident - and youngest contestant - Gwen Uszuko was named America's Next Producer in the season finale of TV Guide Network's new reality series.

Uszuko's creative pitches, including an hour-long newsroom drama and a Las Vegas-based show, beat out New Yorker Jessica Iaccarino.

The 22-year-old winner walks away with $100,000 in cash, a first-look deal with TV Guide Network, a production office in Hollywood and other goodies, like a MacBook, an HD monitor and Final Cut Studio editing software.

When asked what she would do with her winnings, Uszuko replied, "I'm really thankful for a show like America's Next Producer, because it gave me an amazing opportunity to showcase my ideas and prove that, as young as I am, I have what it takes to run with the big dogs. I am extremely excited to work with TV Guide Network and bring my ideas and energy to Hollywood." - Megan Cherkezian