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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 Deadline.com, 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.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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