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HGTV ups Courtney White

U.S. network HGTV has promoted Courtney White (pictured) to the role of VP of program development and production, adding responsibility for the DIY Network to her remit.
August 20, 2012

U.S. network HGTV has promoted Courtney White (pictured) to the role of VP of program development and production, adding responsibility for the DIY Network to her remit.

White, previously HGTV’s director of development, will be responsible for expanding the program development efforts for both networks in her new role.

Based in New York, she will report to Freddy James, senior VP of program development and production. During her time at HGTV, White helped launch series including Color Splash, My First Place and Selling New York; and created series and specials, including Selling Spelling Manor, Home by Novogratz, Junk Gypsies, and the upcoming series Scoring the Deal and Hawaii Life. Her role expanded to include program production last year.

Prior to joining HGTV in 2005, she served as director of development and senior producer at Working Dog Productions, where she developed several series and specials for HBO, National Geographic Channel, Court TV and History.

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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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