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.