Shine TV appoints Steph Harris as head of fact ent

The former Maverick Television executive producer (pictured) will oversee and expand the London-based company's international format slate.
January 4, 2012

Shine TV has hired Maverick Television’s executive producer Steph Harris (pictured) as its new¬†head of factual entertainment.

In the newly-created role, Harris will oversee and expand the London-based company’s factual entertainment slate, which includes formats The Biggest Loser (ITV1), History Cold Case (BBC2/Nat Geo) and Wonder Stuff (BBC2). The appointment is effective this month, and Harris will report to Shine TV’s joint managing director Karen Smith.

While at Maverick, Harris produced Embarrassing Bodies for Channel 4, as well as Britain’s Next Big Thing for BBC2 and its spin-off series, My Child’s Not Perfect (ITV2). Prior to that she was creative director at Radar Television and editor, factual entertainment at TalkbackThames.

Previously, Natalie Humphries was Shine TV’s head of specialist factual. She left to take up the same position at the BBC last year.

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