Suzanne Gladstone Murch Promoted to VP, Original Programming
David Stefanou Joins WE tv as VP, Development
Angela Molloy Joins Network’s LA Office as VP, Development
New York, NY, December 10, 2014 – Following Lauren Gellert’s promotion to the newly created position of executive vice president of development and original programming, WE tv today announced several other executive appointments to its growing original programming team. Suzanne Gladstone Murch has been upped from executive producer to the newly created role of vice president, original programming, overseeing all unscripted production. David Stefanou joins WE tv as vice president, development, overseeing the network’s ongoing search for fresh, new unscripted series. Further expanding its west coast presence, WE tv has appointed Angela Molloy as vice president, development, to work closely with west coast based production partners and agencies. Murch and Stefanou are based in WE tv’s NYC headquarters and report to Gellert. Molloy, based in the network’s LA office, reports to Stefanou.
“We are thrilled to expand our original programming team as our unscripted originals continue to fuel viewership growth and audience engagement,” said Gellert. “With the well-deserved promotion of Suzanne and the addition of David and Angela WE tv is poised to build on its momentum generated by our hit series like ‘Braxton Family Values,’ ‘Kendra on Top’ and ‘Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars.’”
Murch has been an executive producer at WE tv since June 2010 and has overseen the network’s hit shows like “Marriage Boot Camp,” “L.A. Hair” and “Kendra on Top.” Prior to WE tv, she was an executive producer at VH1 where she had a first look development and production deal and created the hit show, “The Pick Up Artist.” Suzanne is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer. Her production company (Olde/Gladstone Productions) had numerous projects with a wide array of clients including MTV, Lifetime and Disney. Murch also served as co-producer on 20th Century Fox’s [FTSP/FoxLab] first syndicated medical reality show, “Trauma Center.” A former journalist, she oversaw an investigative unit and sweeps programming for KCOP, Los Angeles before leaving news in 1998 to produce MTV’s critically acclaimed “BioRhythm” with Jeff Olde.
Prior to WE tv Stefanou oversaw “Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes” (OWN), “Too Cute” (Animal Planet) and “The A List” franchise (Logo), as well as series for Bravo, Discovery and TLC at True Entertainment. Additionally, he led the company’s foray into scripted fare and oversaw unscripted development. He also served as vice president of original programming at Oxygen where he launched “Hair Battle Spectacular,” “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too,” and “Dance Your Ass Off,” and oversaw continuing series “Bad Girls Club,” “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” and “Snapped.” He held previous positions at MTV UK, Wendy Finerman Productions and Franklin & Siegel Associates.
Molloy has produced hit series such as “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” for Bravo and “Life with LaToya” on OWN in addition to developing and producing shows for HGTV, A&E, TLC, VH1, and Reelz. She also served as a director of programming at TLC working on event television including “Miss America Live,” “Miss America: Countdown to the Crown,” and “This is Why You’re Single.” She has also held positions at 3Ball Productions and PBS.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows and dramatic scripted series, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV. WE tv is available to over 85 million U.S. homes. WE tv: All In.
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