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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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