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Forman Fuels up

Melissa Forman has re-joined the Fox Sports Media Group as SVP programming, development & current at Fuel TV.
August 25, 2011

Melissa Forman has re-joined the Fox Sports Media Group (FSMG) as SVP programming, development & current at Fuel TV.

She will be charged with managing the development and production of content for Fuel TV made by independent prodcos and will report to Fuel TV GM and EVP George Greenberg.

Forman had previously spent seven years with FSMG, where she recently served as a consultant, and also oversaw programming development for Fuel TV and Speed networks. She was a member of the original creative team that launched Fox Sports in 1994, and was the sports division’s director, on-air promotions, and later served as director, special projects and vice president, special projects.

Before returning to Fox, she was the creator and producer of Emmy Award-winning series Yankees On Deck for YES Network, and produced and directed features for espnW from the 2011 Winter X Games in Aspen. She’d began her career at MTV in New York, rising from production assistant on its Unplugged series to associate producer. 

“Melissa is one of the most talented show runners in the business. She is an exceptional producer/director who brings a very distinctive production style to the network,” said Greenberg. “She carries a creative and aggressive spirit that will guide Fuel TV’s programming in a dynamic direction that will have a lasting impact.”

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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