Nancy Dubuc is ramping up A&E Networks’ programming and original content divisions.
Robert DeBitetto, previously president and general manager of the A&E and Bio channels, was named president of brand strategy and business development at A&E Studios.
The company also promoted three executives to the position of executive vice president to manage the History, H2, A&E and Lifetime networks.
Dirk Hoogstra will run History and H2, David McKillop will manage A&E, and Robert Sharenow will oversee Lifetime.
“I have had the honor to work with Bob, David, Rob and Dirk for a many years, and am thrilled that we are continuing this journey together,” Dubuc said in a statement.
“She is an experienced industry veteran who knows how to build and grow brands and create long-running franchises,” Dubuc said.
This comes after Dubuc’s own meteoric rise through the company. Before her promotion to CEO in April, she oversaw huge ratings growth for History and A&E with reality shows such as “Pawn Stars” and “Duck Dynasty.”
Although some have criticized the History and A&E channels' shifts to reality shows from their original missions, the networks are delivering strong ratings and revenue.
Dubuc succeeded Abbe Raven, who had been chief executive of A&E Networks since 2005.
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