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Sharman to exit ITV amid reorganization

Alison Sharman is stepping down as ITV's director of factual and daytime at the end of this month, as the UK terrestrial broadcaster undertakes a departmental restructure.
February 7, 2013

Alison Sharman is stepping down as ITV’s director of factual and daytime at the end of this month, as the UK terrestrial broadcaster undertakes a departmental restructure.

Sharman, who has been in her current role since 2006, will hand the reins to ITV’s controller of popular factual Jo Clinton-Davis, who will assume interim responsibility for the department, reporting to director of television Peter Fincham.

In a statement, Fincham said: “I would like thank Alison for all that she has achieved in her seven years at ITV, and for her key contribution to building a strong foundation in factual and daytime.

“We have had an excellent start to 2013 across all programming genres and as part of the senior commissioning team, Ali has been integral to that success. I wish her all the very best in all future ventures.”

Sharman added: “It’s been a privilege to lead the factual and daytime commissioning team and to work with some of ITV’s best talent and I am sure that ITV will keep going from strength to strength.”

As director of factual and daytime, Sharman’s commissions have included arts strand ‘Perspectives,’ Long Lost Family, Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, and Britain’s Secret Treasures.

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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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