JoAnn Alfano exits Lifetime

The EVP of entertainment says she had decided to leave the cable net following the AETN/Lifetime Networks merger.
March 7, 2011

JoAnn Alfano has announced her resignation as executive vice president, entertainment for Lifetime Networks.

As first reported by, Alfano said in a statement that she’d decided “a few months ago” following the merger of Lifetime Networks and AETN. As EVP of entertainment, she oversaw programming, production and acquisitions for the cable net.

“I wanted to stay on through the first year to help shepherd some great projects through the development process,” she said.

Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Networks and History, will assume Alfano’s responsibilities for the present time. “JoAnn Alfano has been a great asset to Lifetime over the last few years,” said Dubuc in a statement. “I am grateful she stayed on to help us during the first year. I along with the entire Lifetime team will miss her insights and leadership.”

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