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Brent Zacky goes to Logo

Zacky (pictured), most recently VP of development and programming at TLC, comes to the Viacom-owned cable net as a senior VP.
August 23, 2011

Brent Zacky, most recently VP of development and programming at U.S. cable network TLC, is making the move to Logo, the lifestyle net which targets the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Zacky joins the U.S. cable net, owned by Viacom’s MTV Networks, as senior VP of original programming and development. He will be based in Los Angeles and will also oversee the network’s bi-coastal development team and talent, in addition to his oversight of original programming and development.

Zacky will report to Logo exec VP and GM Lisa Sherman, who called the appointment “the perfect fit for Logo’s ‘New Now Next’ approach to programming that identifies tomorrow’s pop culture, fashion, lifestyle and music trends today.”

The executive had been with TLC since 2007. While there, he developed assorted series including Cake Boss, and oversaw the updating of the Miss America Pageant. Prior to that post, he worked at E! Networks where he oversaw such projects as Dr. 90210, The Girls Next Door and Chelsea Lately.

In addition, Logo has hired Michelle Auguste as senior director of programming research. The cable net has also announced an Oct. 3 air date for its upcoming docuseries, The A-List: Dallas.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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