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Howard Lee upped to SVP at TLC

The "driving force" behind TLC hits such as Cake Boss and Sister Wives will now oversee the network's bicoastal production team, reporting to TLC GM Amy Winter.
February 25, 2011

Howard Lee, most recently vice president of production and development for Discovery Communications’ TLC, has been upped to SVP of the department.

Reporting to GM Amy Winter, he’ll be tasked with overseeing the net’s bicoastal production team. Having joined the net in 2009, Lee was part of the team that managed the final season of JonĀ & Kate 8, and strengthened TLC’s position in genres such as food (Cake Boss, DC Cupcakes) and weddings (Four Weddings).

Prior to TLC, Lee was VP of development and production, East Coast, for the launch of Planet Green. Before that, he oversaw development for Travel Channel.

“Howard has been the driving force for some of TLC’s most successful programming choices, including fan-favorite Cake Boss and the groundbreaking Sister Wives,” said Winter in a statement. ‘He is skilled at heartfelt storytelling and creating remarkable real-life characters, and he’ll be instrumental in moving the network forward.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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