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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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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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