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Bravo promotes Shari Levine

Bravo veteran Shari Levine (pictured) has been upped to exec VP of current production, having overseen programs including The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing franchises.
September 8, 2014

Shari Levine (pictured), Bravo’s senior VP of current production, has been promoted to exec VP in the same division, effectively immediately.

In her elevated position, Levine will oversee the network’s original programming.

“Shari is one of the creative visionaries behind many of Bravo’s hit series,” said Jerry Leo, exec VP of program strategy at Bravo and Oxygen Media and Production Bravo Media, in a statement. “Our shows have a Bravo sheen, which is due to Shari’s passion and dedication in making high quality original programming.”

Levine is responsible for The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing reality franchises. Under her supervision, season six of The Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered more than 4.6 million viewers, and Million Dollar Listing New York earned an Emmy nomination.

Levine has also launched the series Below Deck; Don’t Be Tardy; Married to Medicine; Shah’s of Sunset; Newlyweds: The First Year; Blood, Sweat & Heels; Southern Charm; and Vanderpump Rules. With Levine’s programming acumen, Bravo has increased its original programming slate to include more than 550 hours.

In her previous position as VP of Bravo’s original programming, Levine was responsible for the production of Project Runway, Shear Genius, Make Me a Supermodel, The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Millionaire Matchmaker.

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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