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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.

About The Author
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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